The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has said that it did not ask the the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to investigate Ibrahim Mahama over some money the brother of former president Mahama owes the organisation.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM on Monday, the GRA assistant commissioner for communications, Robert Mensah, suggested that EOCO’s probe of Ibrahim was unnecessary because the organisation had its own internal mechanism that it is applied to businesses and business owners who default in their tax-related payments.
He said GRA had already reached an agreement with Ibrahim regarding how the money should paid. His remarks come as the GRA threatens 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.
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.