OSP declares Charles Bissue wanted
This notice comes days after the OSP secured a court warrant for the arrest of the former presidential staffer and Secretary of the defunct Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining(IMCIM)
The Office of the Special Prosecutor has declared Mr. Charles Cromwell Nanabayin Bissue wanted on Corruption and Corruption-related offenses.
This notice comes days after the OSP secured a court warrant for the arrest of the former presidential staffer and Secretary of the defunct Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining(IMCIM).
The lawyer for Mr. Bissue has meanwhile indicated in an interview that his client will not honor the invitation despite the order.
Subsequently, Mr. Bissue was expected to move an injunction application at the High Court on June 12, 2023, to stop the OSP from prosecuting him.
He was however absent in court thus according to his lawyer, Mr Bissue was ‘ “so unwell that he cannot stand and talk.”
The court thus adjourned the case to July 4 per the demand of the lawyer.
Following this, the Office of the Special Prosecutor is today calling for the head of the former presidential staffer.
Mr. Bissue was expected to appear before the OSP on May 22.
His lawyers however wrote to the investigative body requesting a copy of the petition and asking for the rescheduling of the meeting.
This meeting, unfortunately, could not happen owing to the disagreement between the OSP and Charles Bissue’s side relative to the date.
The OSP subsequently went to court to secure an arrest warrant in the wake of a second suit by Mr. Bissue seeking to set aside the warrant as well as restraining the OSP from investigating him.
In October 2022, the Office of Special Prosecutor began investigations into Charles Bissue's role at the IMCIM, following a petition by Anas Aremeyaw and Tiger Eye P.I.
And in December 2022, the OSP released its Half Quarterly Report, announcing among others that it had finalized investigations into the ‘Galamsey fraud’ allegation leveled against Charles Bissue and would issue its directives and further action on the matter in due course.
However, the plaintiff, Mr. Bissue contends that the OSP does not have the power to investigate such a matter that has already been investigated by the police.
Mr. Bissue is thus seeking a declaration that the OSP’s investigation into the same matter as has been investigated by the police and its subsequent prosecution would amount to a review of the police investigations and findings.