Registrar General scandal: see how the GH¢4.5m was shared like ‘toffee’

Registrar General scandal: see how the GH¢4.5m was shared like ‘toffee’

"To this end, therefore, we are unable to accede to your request for the Court is the primary forum to address your concerns if you are minded that you are aggrieved by any breach of Act 180" - Registrar General said

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Awake Investigates has uncovered what appears to be a possible collusion between some officials at the Registrar General’s Department and a group of persons led by one Madam Susana Awuku, Messiers Leo Kweku Asiamah and Alex Kojo Asiamah.

This was in respect of a supposed liquidation of Toku Company Limited under shady circumstances and the subsequent sale of properties alleged to have belonged to its related company, Swedru Contractors Ltd to Latap Pharmaceuticals Ltd in 2011 at the cost of GH¢4.5million.

The Registrar General at the time, Mr. J.K Halley became the Official Liquidator and was assisted by the Company Inspector, Mr. Jones Ansah who supervised the entire liquidation process. The two were believed to have led the sale of the office complex and warehouse located on the Graphic Road in Accra which is believed to have been financed, built and occupied by Swedru Contractors Ltd as its official office and workshops to the pharmaceutical company.

Mr. Joy Johnson, an estate agent located at Pokuase in Accra who spoke to the Awake Investigates undercover team alleged that he was contracted by Mr. J.K Halley to sell the said property at the Director of Letap Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mr. Patel.

The front view of Toku House on the Graphic Road, Accra

According to him, after the sales of the property, Mr. Halley gave him a Commission for the work down but cannot recollect how much he was paid.

In a letter dated August 29, 2018 addressed to the Awake Investigates team, the Registrar General, Mrs. Jemima Oware in a response on behalf of herself; the retired Registrar General, Mr. J.K. Halley and Mr. Jones Ansah said her cannot provide any answer to the over 15 questions posed to them by the Awake Investigates team adding that the Awake Investigates team can proceed to Court if they are aggrieved in the matter of the liquidation of the company.

To this end, therefore, we are unable to accede to your request for the Court is the primary forum to address your concerns if you are minded that you are aggrieved by any breach of Act 180 – the letter one page letter concluded.

Dispute the Registrar General’s own record indicating that the Toku Company Ltd allegedly had 14 shareholders, he has however invited 25 people as shareholders to a meeting to declare divided making the shareholder increased from 14 to 25 within 12days per their own records.

After the sales of the multi-million property, this is how the GH¢4.5million was shared among the alleged shareholders.

During our investigations, 16 copy of Receipts (mostly handwritten) from 16 alleged shareholders issued to the Registrar General were obtained as a prove of receiving a dividend from the liquidation of the Toku Company Ltd.

Four (4) of the alleged shareholders since 2011 have not gone for their money as a form of protest against the liquidation and the sales of the property.

Five (5) of the alleged shareholders though Awake Investigates was unable to obtain any documentary evidence to show they have received their share, it was alleged that they have actually taken their share of the money with Leo Kwaku Asiamah disclosing he has received his share but declined to state the amount. Susana Awuku, the leader of the group is believed to have received about GHc2.5million.

From the list, it has been uncovered that Alex Kojo Asiamah has allegedly impersonated Samuel Asiamah and took GH¢202,558.22.

It has also been revealed that the person listed as Samuel Asiamah on number 7 from the list is the same person known as Kofi Sammy on number 20.

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Source: AwakeNewsOnline.com / Awake Investigates