EOCO to retrieve $25,000 from a car rental company

EOCO to retrieve $25,000 from a car rental company

- EOCO is in the process of retrieving an amount of $25,000 from Atlas Rent-A-Car, a car rental company.

- This comes after an MP, Mahama Ayariga, allegedly imported cars and gave them out to the company for use

- The special prosector, Martin Amidu, is allegedly requesting for call records from MTN, with regard to the transaction

YEN.com.gh understands that the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) is about to retrieve an amount of $25,000 from Atlas Rent-A-Car, a car rental company.

The amount, according to EOCO, is monies accrued from the use of three cars by the rental company.

This comes after the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, was named in a deal to import cars into Ghana.

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Myjoyonline reports that the special prosecutor, Martin Amidu, is currently investigating Ayariga with respect to charges of fraud and tax evasion.

He had earlier requested for specific call records of Ayariga from MTN, a telecommunications company.

The MP however issued a statement vowing to challenge the Special Prosecutor in court.

EOCO, who appear, to have already been in touch with the rental company wrote: “In your statement to the Economic and Organised Crime Office on 10th July 2018, August 14, 2018 and 9th January 9, 2019, you indicated that you have realised an amount of USD 25,754.00 during the period the three Toyota Landcruiser Vehicles worked."

“The investigation considers the said amount realised as an exhibit. You are therefore to produce the said amount to the Executive Director on Friday January, 18 2019 at 10:00 AM,” the letter added.

The rental company however reacted by saying that they will not release the amount requested by EOCO.

They claimed that inasmuch as they admit that per section 19 of the Economic and Organised Crime Office Act, 2010, Act 804, EOCO is clothed with the power to request for information and documents.

However, the company indicated that they do not agree that this power extends to asking for the sum of $25,754.00 which is the proceeds from a legitimate business venture.

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