The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has taken responsibility for the errors in the charge sheet he sent to court in his case against the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga.
Three of the charges he proffered against the legislator were struck out by the court hearing the case.
The charges in question, according to the judge, had no link to corruption-related offences and were not also within the remit of the Special Prosecutor.
“When I got the judgment, I had no doubt that the judge in the case did the right thing by not pronouncing on the ability of the office to investigate and prosecute under the Customs Act or the Foreign Exchange Act,” Amidu said in an interview with the Daily Graphic newspaper.
Mr. Ayariga is accused of evading customs duties and taxes by paying GH¢6,062.86 instead of the approved duties and taxes of GH¢36,597.15 to clear three Toyota V8 Land Cruisers.
The charges in question were fraudulent evasion of customs duties and taxes, dealing in foreign exchange without license and transfer of foreign exchange from Ghana through an unauthorized dealer.
Speaking to Daily Graphic newspaper Mr. Amidu noted that the ruling simply meant he needed to provide Mr. Ayariga more details of the link between the foreign exchange offences and corruption-related offences.