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There were lapses in Ayariga charge sheet – Amidu admits

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has taken responsibility for the apparent lapses in the charge sheet he sent to court in his case against the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga.

Three of the charges he proffered against the legislator were struck out by the court hearing the case.

The charges in question, according to the The Bawku Central MP was also among other things being accused by the Special Prosecutor of transferring foreign exchange from Ghana through an unauthorised dealer contrary to sections 15(3) and 29(1) of the Foreign Exchange Act 2006, Act 723.”

He was also accused of allegedly abusing his office as a public officer for his private benefit by selling the three Toyota V8 Land Cruisers meant to be used for your official duties as a Member of Parliament to one Kendrick Akwasi Marfo of ATLAS-Rent-A-Car at a price of GH¢40,000 each.

Kendrick Akwasi Marfo was also joined to the Special Prosecutors suit but the charge against him was also struck out.

The decision by the court left Mr. Ayariga with only the charge of using public office for private benefit to answer to.

judge, had no link to corruption-related offences and were not also within the remit of the Special Prosecutor.



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