EOCO Orders Ibrahim Mahama to pay GH¢12.7m

Ibrahim Mahama, brother of Former President John Dramani Mahama has been ordered by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to pay GH¢12.7m to the Ghana Revenue Authority by May 8, 2017.

EOCO gave the directive to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Engineers and Planners when he appeared before officials on Friday morning in ongoing investigations over claims he presented a number of dud cheques.

The amount represents duty for goods he cleared at the Tema Port with the said dud cheques in 2015 plus interest. The interest on the amount was worked by the Ghana Revenue Authority.

Sources at EOCO revealed to mynewsgh.com that Mr Mahama agreed when the information was communicated to him and was accordingly discharged.

Ibrahim Mahama is allegedly being investigated by EOCO over specific cheques he issued to the customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the ports to clear heavy duty equipment imported into the country.

After his first meeting with officials of EOCO, he was asked to deposit his traveling passport pending the outcome of investigations into the whole incident.