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Court orders OSP to Respond to Bissue’s Case in 14 days , Cost of GH1,000 Awarded

The Human Rights Court 1, presided by Mrs. Barbara Tetteh Charway,has on Friday July 28,2023 ordered a GHC1,000.00 cost against the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) for failing to file its affidavit in response to an application by Charles Bissue.

The OSP despite duly served on 15 June 2023, honour this legal process in respect of the application for judicial review filed by lawyers of Charles Bissue on 2 June 2023.

Following a request by Nana Baffour-Awuah Agyei, the applicant’s attorney, the judge directed the OSP to submit its affidavit in answer to the application within 14 days. It would be reasonable, according to Nana Baffour-Awuah Agyei, to give the OSP another chance to respond to the application.

The case is adjourned to 4 September 2023.


Charles Bissue is in court challenging the OSP in carrying out investigation and or prosecution against him over corruption allegations leveled in the Galamsey Fraud Part 1 documentary published by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the Tiger Eye P.I. Per the application, Mr Bissue claims the OSP acted in breach of Section 3(1)(b) of the Special Prosecutors Act 959, as the said investigation excluded Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger Eye P.I.
The application referenced the OSP’s admission as contained in its Statement of defense (in suit no. GJ/0328/2023) of having excluded Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger Eye P.I from investigation in the matter. In support of this application, lawyers for Mr Bissue referenced a publication by former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu, made on 29 March 2023, where he indicated that Special Prosecutor, Kissi Adjabeng authored the petition that occasioned the investigation in 2019.

The publication titled “Scandalising the Court by Cohorts of Anti-Corruption Entrepreneurs”, (page 8) had Martin Amidu stating emphatically, that investigation that were conducted into the Galamsey Fraud Part 1 documentary did not exclude Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger Eye P.I.

Additionally, the new Special Prosecutor, Kissi Adjabeng is cited for conflict of interest and bias in this matter, for having represented Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger Eye P.I, and also being a managing partner of Anas Aremeyaw Anas in private law firm; Cromwell Gray LLP.

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