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James Kwabena Bomfeh 'Kabila', CPP
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A member of the Convention People's Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh has jabbed the involvement of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) in the case between Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and a Ghanaian businessman, Ibrahim Mahama.

According to him, it is not clear as to the reason behind EOCO's involvement in the case but added that there is no essence of the ultimatum given to Ibrahim Mahama.

The brother of former President John Mahama was a few days ago, invited by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) to interrogate him on the issuance of 44 dud cheques to the GRA as payment of duties at the port. The cheques were to offset debts incurred by two companies owned by the former.

Subsequently, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) asked the two companies: MBG Ltd, a heavy duty equipment dealer and Holman Brothers to clear their indebtedness to the Authority in two weeks.

According to the GRA, MBG Ltd owed 13.15 million Cedis in duties in December 2016 which was supposed to have been paid by November 2015. The other company, Holman Brothers, also owed 3.71 million Cedis as of December 2015.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, James Kwabena Bomfeh wondered the mandate of EOCO to invite Ibrahim Mahama as their duty only allows them to send the offender to court for proper sanction.

"I want to know what EOCO is looking for and what they want and who they want to please because I don't understand what they are doing. EOCO findings only allow it to send the offender to court and sanction given and so what is the essence of the ultimatum given to Ibrahim Mahama?" he quizzed.

"I am asking the mandate of EOCO to enforce Ibrahim Mahama to pay the money to which institution, because GRA has come out to say that they don't have any issue with Ibrahim in terms of the plan to payment. So who is EOCO seeking to satisfy?" he asked again.

He however blamed the happenings in the country on the two main political parties, NPP and NDC as they built regime security and institutions to please them and not state institutions.

"We need to check these state institutions and that is why NPP and NDC should be telling us the kind of state institutions they build when they come to power; the kind of professional people they employ there. It looks as if we are building regime security and institutions and not state institutions and so the supposed state institution always works to please any new government in power. I don't see the sense in it," he jabbed.

"NPP and NDC are the same. If we build this country well, it will help all of us and if we don't, all of us will suffer for it," he stressed.
Source: Daniel Adu Darko/Peacefmonline.com

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