A briefcase carrying 80 million CFA (GH1.5 million) was intercepted by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at an unauthorised crossing point along the Ghana-Togo border at Aflao.
Seidu Iddrisu Iddisah, the acting commissioner of customs, claimed that the aforementioned suitcase also included some real currency, including 110,500 Naira and 843,000 CFA.
Commissioner Iddisah described the event to the B&FT in Accra yesterday. He said two of the perpetrators were stopped on a motorbike by customs officers on an illegal route intended only for locals of that area of Aflao.
He revealed that the main suspect who had the suitcase is a citizen of Nigeria. The Customs chief stated, “He is a 57-year-old man with the name Arimo Timothy Adigbo and a Nigerian passport in his possession.
The incident happened on January 17, 2023, in Aflao, and the Customs Division reports that the matter has been given to the Customs investigation department for additional questioning. Iddisah stated, “Upon hearing the news, I directed that the suspect be transported to Accra so that we may conduct a thorough enquiry into the matter.
the requirement for additional checks from Togo
The Customs Division in Accra, which only initiates contact, would properly handle the issue, according to Commissioner Iddisah.