Peacefmonline.com can confirm that Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President John Dramani Mahama, has been asked to pay a sum of GHC 12.7 million to the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO).
He is to make the payment by Monday, 8th May 2017.
Two days ago, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama was picked up by the EOCO to answer questions over some dud cheques he issued to the Customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Tema Port to clear some heavy duty equipment he had imported.
It was also alleged that he was also questioned on some fraudulent deals he may have made as claimed by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyepong.
Following the interrogation, he was ordered by the EOCO to submit his passport to the State investigative body on Wednesday, April 19.
NDC Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, George Nartey later told Class FM in an interview that Ibrahim’s passport has not been seized.
He was categorical that Ibrahim still has his passport in his (Ibrahim’s) possession because he is not a “flight risk”.
In latest developments, Mr. Mahama is to pay up the 12.7 million cedis and the amount represents duty for goods he cleared at the Tema Port with dud cheques in 2015 plus interest.
The interest on the amount was worked by the Ghana Revenue Authority.
The order was communicated to Mr. Mahama on Friday morning, April 21, 2017 at the EOCO head office.
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana