According to the MP, he has parliamentary obligations therefore, he will not be equipped to show up at to courtroom on the claimed date incorporating that he will be operating for his constituents.
“My lack of ability to honour your invitation is for the reason that parliament is in session and will be sitting down on that day – Tuesday, 4 June 2019. The parliament of Ghana, when in session sits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and any other working day appointed by the Speaker that is not a public holiday,” Ayariga mentioned in a letter resolved to Amidu.
He extra: “I can appear to court on any other day when parliament is not sitting down.”
Martin Amidu filed a accommodate at the Accra Hight court docket to prosecute Mahama Ayariga for evading customs duties and taxes contrary to portion 121(2) of the Customs Act, 2015 (ACT 891).
In accordance to the law go well with, “Mahama Ayariga aged 44 yrs in November 2017 at Tema in the Bigger Accra Location did fraudulently evade customs responsibilities and taxes by spending GH¢6,062.86 instead of the approved obligations and taxes of GH¢36,597.15 to obvious three Toyota V8 Land Cruisers.”
The Specific Prosecutor also accused the NDC MP of allegedly abusing his business as a general public officer for his non-public benefit by “selling 3 Toyota V8 Land Cruisers with registration figures GR 2220-18, GR 2221-18 and GR 2222-18 intended to be utilised for his formal obligations as a Member of Parliament to Kendrick Akwasi Marfo of ATLAS-Hire-A-Auto at a value of GH¢40,000 every.”
The MP amid other items is accused by Amidu of transferring “overseas trade from Ghana via an unauthorised seller opposite to sections 15(3) and 29(1) of the Overseas Exchange Act 2006, Act 723.”
Ayariga is jointly charged with a person Kendrick Akwasi Marfo of ATLAS-Rent-A-Car organization.
In January 2019, an Accra Circuit Court requested Cellular Telecommunications Community (MTN) to generate the get in touch with documents of a dialogue between Mahama Ayariga and an officer of the Ghana Profits Authority (GRA).
The courtroom gave the buy on January 22, 2019, at the request of Martin Amidu.
But Ayariga mentioned he will be unable to settle for his invitation to show up in court docket on Tuesday, 4 Might 2019.
Here is Ayariga’s letter to Amidu: