The four persons are standing trial over their failure to declare their property and income.
The four accused persons are Issah Seidu, James Keck Osei, John Abban & Peter Archibold Hyde.
In a press statement issued by the Vice President’s Secretariat and signed by Augustine Blay, the Secretary to the Vice President, they disclosed that Mr. Keck Osei had written an unauthorised letter to the Commissioner General of GRA “seeking assistance in clearing 15 containers of rice” imported from Thailand in April 27, 2022, adding that the containers of rice needed for Ramadan festivities.
According to the Secretariat, GRA did not comply with Mr. Keck Osei’s letter but rather informed him that there was another claimant of the rice.
However, James Keck Osei wrote another letter on July 5, 2022 asking the Commissioner to cancel any prior action taken based on his previous letter.
The OSP subsequently took up the case in September 2022 and started investigating it.
Meanwhile, the Accra High Court has granted bail to some persons standing trial over their failure to declare their property and income.
The High Court granted bail to three persons out of the four persons after they pleaded not guilty.
The fourth person was absent due to ill health.
Below is the statement: