Charles Bissue In Fresh Trouble
…As SP secures court order for his arrest
The Office of the Special Prosecutor has secured an order from court to arrest Mr. Charles Bissue, the former secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
This order was secured after Mr.Bissue failed to honour an invitation by the special prosecutor last month.
But lawyers for Mr.Bissue have, as a result of this development, sued the special prosecutor yet again, alleging various human rights violations.
They want the court to set aside the warrant issued for Mr. Bissue’s arrest.
This lawsuit is in response to the ongoing investigation being conducted by the special prosecutor into alleged corruption within the IMCIM, specifically involving its chairman, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng.
According to a report by Citi News, Mr. Bissue, in a writ, said he received a letter from the Office of the Special Prosecutor, stating that he is considered a necessary person for the investigation and demanded his presence for an interview.
In December 2022, the former secretary of the defunct Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) wants the court to prevent the Office of the Special Prosecutor from investigating him.
Charles Bissue secured an injunction at an Accra High Court, seeking to do so.
The investigation targeted some officials of the Lands Ministry, the Forestry Commission and the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
The OSP said the inquiry will also span allegations of use of public office for profit against Charles Bissue during his tenure as secretary to the IMCIM.
This is based on an investigative documentary by Tiger Eye P.I.
However, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) member is seeking to end it.