The Special Prosecutor has begun the prosecution of Bawku Central Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Mahama Ayariga after charging him for fraudulently evading tax and dealing in foreign currency without a license.

Mahama Ayariga has been charged with the fraudulent evasion of taxes after he paid the duty of ¢6,000 when he imported three Toyota Landcruiser vehicles instead of the approved duty of ¢36,000.

The former Minister of State has also been charged with abuse of his office as a public officer for personal gain.

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has accused him of selling the three Toyota Landcruiser vehicles which were purchased with a loan from Parliament meant for his use as a public officer to Fredrich Marfo of Atlas Rent A Car.

He has also been accused of dealing in foreign exchange without a license and transferring money to an agent in Dubai without a requisite license when he purchased the car.

The case was filed in court on March March 27, 2019.

More to follow…

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