The Director General of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Colonel Kwadwo Damoah, has been implicated by the National Security in another case of alleged tax evasion.
In a confidential document reported by Starrfm.com.gh, the then Deputy National Security Coordinator, Edward Asomani, in October 2021, wrote to the Commissioner General of GRA, Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, asking for an investigation into the incident of alleged tax evasion.
Mr Asomani, in the letter, indicated that a team of Customs Intelligence Officers led by one John Agbawu, on October 21, 2022, intercepted two cargo trucks at Dzorwulu, near the Fiesta Royale Hotel in Accra, with the assistance of National Security operatives.
The team arrested the cargo trucks on suspicion of under-declaration and misdescription of goods.
The officers subsequently escorted the trucks which were coming from the Aflao Border to the Customs Laboratory Division at Airport Roundabout for re-examination.
However, according to the National Security boss, the owners of the goods, who were discourteous towards the arresting officers, allegedly placed a call to Col. Damoah over their arrest.
“It needs stating that, during the interception, the traders were discourteous towards the arresting officers, with one of them allegedly placing a call to Col. DAMOAH, Commissioner of CD-GRA. Subsequently, AGBAWU received a call from one Kojo BONSU, Staff Officer to the Commissioner, instructing him to release the trucks unconditionally,” the document said.
The leader of the arresting team is said to have received another call from a Deputy Commissioner of Customs in charge of Operations, Adu Kyei, who also issued an instruction for the release of the trucks.