- Kofi Adams has described the interrogation of Ibrahim Mahama by EOCO as witch-hunting
- He states the humiliation and intimidation of persons of the opposition should not be happening
- Ibrahim Mahama has been ordered by GRA to pay over GHC 10 million for tax default
Kofi Adams, the National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress, has expressed displeasure at the Economic and Organized Crimes Office’s approach to the case against the Engineers and Planners CEO, Ibrahim Mahama.
According to him, the case against the brother of former president Mahama, points to witching-hunting of opposition members under the new government.
In an interview with Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, the NDC organizer argued that EOCO bringing Mahama in for questioning was unnecessary since the issue is being resolved by the parties involved.
“If he has an arrangement with VRA and EOCO picks him and everyday he spends time there over a matter which is being resolved by the responsible institutions of state, what do you call that? Do you think we have to wait for Ibrahim Mahama to come and say this is witch-hunting.
You don’t witch-hunt and present a national, a citizen of this country who has contributed his quota to the well-being of this country as if he is a criminal,” Kofi Adams said.
In a report by Citi FM, Mr Adams fumed that the humiliation and intimidation currently being experienced by members of the opposition, who according to him, have helped to better the economy should not be happening.
Under the previous John Mahama administration, Ibrahim Mahama was awarded several contracts and projects, including the contract to construct the Ameri Power Plant field.
Recently, the former president Mahama’s brother was invited to EOCO and was questioned for about 8 hours regarding accusations that he paid his port duties to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) with 44 dud cheques.
The cheques issued were to offset debts incurred by two companies – MBG Limited and Holman Brothers – for the clearance of some heavy duty equipment at the Tema Port in 2015.
Meanwhile, the GRA has said that it did not request an investigation of Ibrahim Mahama by EOCO over the accusations of unpaid duties to the institution.
According to the Authority, an agreement had already been reached between Ibrahim Mahama and them, especially since the institution has its own internal mechanisms for dealing with tax defaulters.
The GRA has ordered the former president’s brother to pay over GHC 10 million over a period, or his imported goods at the port will be auctioned off by the state.