A businessman, Nana Kojo has implicated the transferred Principal Revenue Officer of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in charge of auction of receiving a thirty thousand Ghana Cedi bribe (GH¢30,000) from him.
The money was an inducement for the officer, Maame Serwaa Caiquo to facilitate the release of some 16 confiscated containers from the port of Tema.
According the businessman who claims to have worked with the customs officer, assertions by Nana Serwaa that she was not corrupt and cannot be bribed were false as he has evidence to prove she was very corrupt.
Nana Kojo intimated on Accra-based Fm Okay Fm that he personally dispatched someone to deliver the amount of Thirty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢30,000) to the customs officer at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where she was studying
‘’One of the notes had the serial number WG7511485 and the money was to induce her to give me a chit to go and claim the containers from the port. That was a bribe I gave her, ask her if she gave me a receipt. She cannot throw dust into the eyes of the public with issues of corruption. I deliberately took down the serial number of the money. You can ask her if I am telling lies’’
The agitated businessman who is not happy that the customs officer is resisting her transfer from the auction unit to the operations unit of the Ghana Revenue Authority head office also accused the officer of giving a vehicle to one of her lecturers at GIMPA.
‘’If you go to GRA, we have senior staff who are desperately in need of accommodation, but Nana Serwaa who has been allocated a state bungalow has rented it out and is living in her private house’’ the businessman alleged further.
Nana Serwaa was on the 11th of June 2018 transferred from the auction unit to the customs head office operations unit.
The transfer letter date 11th June 2018 and in the possession of MyNewsGh.com state in part ‘’you are to ensure that you properly hand over your duties before you report at your new office. I am by a copy of this letter requesting the deputy commissioner – operations to inform the undersigned on your assumption to enable us to update our records accordingly’’
The letter was copied to the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority Emmanuel Kofi Nti and the Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority Isaac Crentsil among others.
MyNewsGh.com can report authoritatively that following her inability to abide by the directive to handover and report to the operations unit, Nana Serwaa Caiquo was forcefully removed from her office last week by security operatives.
When MyNewsGh.com contacted for her side of the story, Nana Serwaa Caiquo said she is a public relations practitioner and will not respond to any of the allegations raised by the businessman.
It is not immediately known if she will however respond through her lawyers or allow the matter to slide as the embittered businessman has vowed to expose her with shocking details if she dares sues.