Martin Amidu admits ‘incompetence’ in Mahama Ayariga’s demand sheet.His admission arrives immediately after the Financial Court Division of the Accra Large Court slashed costs slapped on Ayariga by Amidu.
The courtroom in its ruling on Monday, June 17, 2019, claimed Martin Amidu, is not permitted by its legislation to prosecute the Bawku Central MP on costs of fraudulent evasion of taxes, fraudulent evasion of customs duties and working in international trade devoid of a license.
The courtroom also held that building a resolve on the potential of Martin Amidu intended the court would be usurping the powers of the Supreme Court and also end him [Amidu] from functioning.
Presided around by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare-Botwe, she dominated that “Mr Amidu is the distinctive prosecutor right up until the Supreme Court docket retains or else, the presiding choose.”
But Martin Amidu in an job interview with the Day-to-day Graphic newspaper said “When I bought the judgment, I had no question that the judge in the situation did the right factor by not announcing on the capacity of the workplace to investigate and prosecute less than the Customs Act or the Overseas Exchange Act.”
Ayariga is experiencing two individual criminal conditions initiated by Martin Amidu.
In the first situation, he is alleged to have applied his position as MP to evade taxes by having to pay GH¢6,062.86, rather of GH¢36,591.15, to crystal clear some cars at the port.
The Specific Prosecutor also accused the NDC MP of allegedly abusing his place of work as a public officer for his personal 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-Motor vehicle at a price of GH¢40,000 just about every.”
The MP between other issues is accused by Amidu of transferring “international exchange from Ghana via an unauthorised vendor contrary to sections 15(3) and 29(1) of the International Exchange Act 2006, Act 723.”
Ayariga is jointly charged with a person Kendrick Akwasi Marfo of ATLAS-Lease-A-Vehicle corporation.