Special Prosecutor redirects Customs to commence auction sales

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The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has redirected the Customs Division to start auction sales of vehicles and other goods beginning Monday, September 12, 2022.

The OSP’s directives came on the back of an earlier order on August 19, where it asked the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to halt and discontinue all auction sales.

The earlier decision was to facilitate an investigation into suspected corruption and corruption-related offenses in respect of auction sales of vehicles and other goods by the Customs Division between July 1, 2016, and August 15, 2022.

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Meanwhile, the OSP in a statement issued on Monday, September 12, gave the Customs the green light for auction sales of vehicles and goods to take place whiles investigations to continue.

“The auction sales should be conducted strictly in accordance with a legal requirement, especially the provisions of the Customs Act, 2015 (Act 891).

“The Customs Division should cooperate and work closely with authorised officers of the Office of the Special Prosecutor in respect of the investigations and the conduct of auction sales,” the statement signed by the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng added.

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Below is the full statement:

 

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