Business Mogul Ibrahim Mahama And 3 Others Dragged To Court Over Non-Payment Of Employees SSNIT Contribution

The woes of business magnate Ibrahim Mahama, who is also the brother of former President Mahama, continues to deepen following charges preferred against him by the Social Security National Insurance Trust Court, for defaulting in the payment of SSNIT contributions of employees of Engineers and Planners Company Limited.

According to the Court, the Chief Executive Officer of Engineers and Planners owes the scheme a total amount of one million Cedis.

XYZ News’ Accra Correspondent, Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah, reports that the Court, presided over by Justice Afua Gyakyiwaa Sackey, on Saturday, April 29, adjourned the case involving the Republic versus Engineers and Planners Company Limited, its CEO, Ibrahim Mahama, Suleiman Ahmed Aminu, Director Executive and some two other executives of the firm, for non payment of SSNIT contributions of their employees from February 2015 to July 2015 and June 2016 to October 2016.

The unpaid contributions, according to the Court amounted to about 700,000 cedis. Again the substantive amount attracted a penalty of 400,000 cedis, bringing the indebtedness to a little above 1 million cedis.

Out of the accused persons, only a representative from the company and its Director Executive, Suleiman Ahmed Aminu appeared in court.

Ibrahim Mahama and the other two accused persons failed to show up in court.

Suleiman Ahmed Aminu pleaded not guilty to the charges. Lawyers representing the accused persons pleaded for some time to bring all of them  before the court.

However, the Magistrate Court Judge has set May 13 to continue with the case.

Source: Ghana/ Obeng-Mensah.