GRA threatens to auction Ibrahim Mahama's goods

GRA threatens to auction Ibrahim Mahama's goods

- The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) says it will auction the items Ibrahim Mahama imported into the country if he does not pay his debt to the organisation within two weeks

- GRA says it took the decision after Ibrahim's companies failed to abide by a payment plan in the last two months

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has threatened to auction the goods of Ibrahim Mahama at the port if he does not pay the GHC10 million which he is said to owe within two weeks.

GRA threatens to auction Ibrahim Mahama's goods

Ibrahim Mahama

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The GRA says the plan to auction the goods was due to the failure of Ibrahim's companies to follow the agreed settlement plan for the last two months.

The GRA assistant commissioner for communications and public affairs, Robert Mensah, says Ibrahim will have to pay over 10 million cedis within the period or forfeit the items he imported into the country to the state for possible auction.

It comes after Ibrahim, who is the brother of former president John Mahama, allegedly presented 44 dud cheques to GRA as payment for the duties on his imports.

He allegedly gave the cheques to GRA between 2014 and 2016, according to several media reports.

The cheques bounced each time GRA officials took them to the bank, yet they failed to take action against the former president's brother until President Nana Akufo-Addo was inaugurated in January.

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) is currently investigating the case.

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Source: Yen

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