The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has confirmed that Victor Kusi Boateng and Kwabena Adu Gyamfi are distinct individuals according to their Tax Identification Number (TIN) records.
The GRA in a letter, addressed to the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, explained how the different TINS were acquired by the two alleged persons.
Its letter said, at the time of the registration for Kusi Boateng (August 13, 2013) and Adu Gyamfi (March 15, 2016), “the registration system was not biometric and did not have any facial recognition features for the detection of duplicate faces.” It went further to explain that it had started investigations into the claim by Ablakwa that the two individuals were one and the same person, who was using the double identity for criminal reasons.
Ablakwa shared the GRA letter as part of his court papers opposing a contempt suit brought against him by Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, alias Victor Kusi Boateng, who happens to be the secretary to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral of Ghana.
A document containing in an 85-page affidavit was filed by Ablakwa’s lawyers to buttress his reasons that the plaintiff was engaged in a vexatious exercise with the contempt suit. Ablakwa, was cited for contempt of court, for his handling of a restraining order document barring him from publishing personal information and other documents of Rev. Kusi Boateng.
The motion for contempt, which was filed by Rev Kusi Boateng, indicated that the reasons Ablakwa gave for rejecting the document were not tangible. According to the court documents sighted, the MP said that he could not be served the document because he was on his way to Parliament but the House was on recess as at the time the order was being served.
It added that the MP also disrespected the court when he shared copies of the court order on social media.
Okudzeto Ablakwa And Rev Victor Kusi Boateng’s Case
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa stood by his truth even after being threatened and followed around people whom he knew nothing about. He accuses the Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Rev. Kusi Boateng for being a fraud and a liar.
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency and a Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, has over the last few months made posts online about corporate governance and alleged financial infractions on the part of government and trustees in the building of the National Cathedral.
Ablakwa was injuncted by the law court from further publications of private and personal ID details of Kusi Boateng, who has also sued the MP for defamation. Ablakwa was served a letter by a bailiff outside a TV station because he could not be contacted at home nor at work for reasons unknown.
The lawmaker has since the beginning of this year disclosed statutory documents purporting to prove that Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, is operating under the pseudonym Kwabena Adu Gyamfi for criminal purposes. Ablakwa has stood by the accusations that the Pastor’s company (JNS Talent Center) was paid an unmerited sum from the National Cathedral kitty, even though the Secretary has explained that the GHC2.6 million paid to Rev Kusi Boateng was a loan repayment.
According to Ablakwa, the Board of Trustees never discussed acquiring a loan facility and at the time the loan was acquired, the Cathedral had about $6 million in its bank accounts.
On the other hand, Reverend Victor Kusi, has denied the accusations made by the North Tongu Member of Parliament and claimed that he is innocent by all standards and that Ablakwa should desist from making a case out of this anymore.