Customs driver jailed for selling official vehicle

The GRA driver was jailed for stealing and selling a Toyota LandCruiser

Wonder Ahiadzro, a driver of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Customs Division, who stole and sold a Toyota LandCruiser at the cost of GHC20,000, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by the Kaneshie District Court.

The original price of the vehicle, property of GRA, Customs Division, is stated at GHC65.075.

Ahiadzro charged with stealing and forgery of documents, pleaded not guilty.

The Court presided over by Ms Ama Adomako Kwakye, however, found Ahiadzro guilty and sentenced him accordingly.

The convict sold the vehicle to one Pastor Solomon Fiabi of the lighthouse Chapel, who was charged with dishonestly receiving.

He was sentenced to a fine of GHC2, 400.

The Pastor pleaded guilty to the charge, saying Ahiadzro informed him that he bought the vehicle after it had been auctioned at his work place.

Prosecuting, Sergeant Apeweh Achana, said the complainant was the GRA and that Ahiadzro was a Custom Officer recruited as driver and stationed with Post Clearance Audit Unit.

Pastor Fiabi is a Minister of God and one of the pastors with Lighthouse Chapel also known as The Mega Church in Ghana.

Sergeant Achana said Ahiadzro used to be the driver in charge of Toyota land Cruiser (PRADO) with registration number GN 2904 Y.

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