The Office of the Special Prosecutor has commenced investigation into suspected corruption and corruption-related offences in respect of auction sales of vehicles and other goods by the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority between July 1, 2016, and August 15, 2022.
A statement dated August 22, 2022, and issued by the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng said on August 19, 2022, the Commissioner of the Customs Division was directed to produce some pertinent documentation to aid the probe on or before September 39, 2022.
The office wants the particulars and clear description of all auctioned items, the quantity of all auctioned items, the prices at which the items were auctioned, the date of each auction sale, and the full names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the successful bidders at all the auction sales.
Meanwhile, the Special Prosecutor has “further directed the Commissioner of the Customs Division to immediately halt and discontinue all auction sales till the investigation is concluded.
Following the probe that cited Labianca Company Limited for corruption-related acts, the Special Prosecutor has also commenced a wider investigation into the issuance of customs advance rulings and markdowns of benchmark values between July 2017 and December 2021.