Unique Prosecutor enters nolle prosequi, drops all charges against Ayariga


The Special Prosecutor Mr Kissi Agyebeng has dropped all charges according to the tax avoidance argument brought against Bawku Central administrator Mahama Ayariga.

"We wish to advise the court regarding the republic's expectation to enter Nolle prosequi in regard of all arguments against the blamed individual," he told the court on Monday, October 11, and further gave purposes behind stopping the case.

The first being that "upon additional examination, the Republic considers it incapable to demonstrate it case base on accessible proof on the norm of verification on criminal bases – that is to demonstrate without question."

The second explanation he said, that, "this case seems sure to experience a similar destiny as the previous one with case number FT0122019 the Republic versus Hawa Nichema and six others which were excused on May 7, 2021, on the utilization of accommodation of no case to reply."

The case was begun by previous Special Prosecutor Martin Alalmisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu, who surrendered his situation in 2020, only days after the death of his guide Jerry John Rawlings.

Mr. Amidu, Ghana's first Special Prosecutor, had put the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP being investigated more than two issues – breaking acquisition measures in the acquisition of certain ambulances for his body electorate and tax avoidance in the importation of a few "sumptuous" vehicles.

In spite of being investigated with six others on the previous, the previous Youth and Sports Minister was absolved and released on Friday, May 7.

An Accra High Court directed by Justice Afia Serwaah Asare-Botwe absolved and released every one of the seven after it maintained an accommodation of no case recorded by the safeguard legal counselors.

Mahama Ayariga cleared and released.

However, the last case is as yet forthcoming and preliminary resumes on Monday.

He is blamed for manhandling his office subsequent to clearing three Toyota V8 vehicles without covering the charge.

He is additionally sued for unlawful exchange of unfamiliar trade from Ghana to Dubai without having the necessary permit to embrace such exchange. 

Joined to the suit is one Kendrick Marfo, a vehicle rental vendor, for buying the "false" vehicles from Mr. Ayariga. Mr. Marfo, 50, is likewise blamed for intentionally avoiding charge in the acquisition of the vehicles from the administrator.