Col. Damoah drags OSP to court, wants Labianca report quashed

Col. Damoah drags OSP to court, wants Labianca report quashed

Former Commissioner of Customs Division at the Ghana Revenue Authority, Col Kwadwo Damoah (Rtd) and a former Deputy Commissioner of the Division, Joseph Adu Kyei have dragged the Special Prosecutor to an Accra High Court.

The two are searching for to have the courtroom set apart an investigative report by the Special Prosecutor into the activities of Labianca Group of Companies.

This follows a report published by the OSP on August 8, 2022.

According to the report, Labianca Group of Companies, a frozen meals company owned by a member of the Council of State, Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh, evaded import duties.

The OSP can also be said to have recovered an amount of ¢1.074 million representing a shortfall in import duties paid to the state.

The OSP contended that Ms Asomah-Hinneh used her position as a member of the Council of State and member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to get a beneficial resolution from the Customs Division.

But talking at the Customs Division Management Retreat at Kumasi, the Commissioner of Customs, Col. Kwadwo Damoah (Rtd) insisted that the report of the Special Prosecutor was released with malicious intent.

Col Damoah (Rtd) believes it was meant to discredit the Customs officers, therefore the choice to drag the OSP to courtroom.

In the swimsuit sighted by JoyNews, the 2 insist the work performed by the OSP is unconstitutional.

They due to this fact need the courtroom to quash and take away the said report from the Registry/Records of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

They additionally need the courtroom to prohibit the Special Prosecutor from investigating and issuing any studies or making hostile findings against them or other individuals equally located, and publishing same within the digital and print media.

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