Charles Bissue, the former secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), has obtained a temporary order barring the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) from making an arrest.
Charles Bissue’s attorney, Nana Agyei Baffour Awuah, claims that the injunction was given by the Human Rights Court 2 in Accra, which is presided over by Justice Nicholas MC Abodakpi. The order prevents the OSP from issuing a wanted notice for Charles Bissue.
The injunction was given following trials on Thursday, June 15, 2023, according to attorney Baffuor, it would endure for 10 days.
Following a request from Charles Bissue’s attorneys, Justice Nicholas MC Abodakpi of the Human Rights Court 2 issued an order for an interim injunction preventing the Office of the Special Prosecutor, its agents, assignee, and/or anybody claiming through it from:
Executing the arrest warrant it claims to have obtained; requesting further arrest warrants while the main issue is being resolved; and publishing notices claiming the applicant is sought while the main issue is being resolved, according to the attorney’s letter to GhanaWeb.
The trial was postponed to Thursday, June 22, 2023, he continued.
Charles Bissue, the former secretary to the Interministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), was proclaimed sought by the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Charles Bissue was listed as being sought by the OSP in connection with his work on the disbanded IMCIM, according to a notification posted on social media on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.
Charles Cromwell Nanabayin Onuawonto Bissue is depicted in the “Wanted by the OSP” notice, which also includes his complete name.
He was wanted for allegedly committing “corruption-related violations involving the work and budget of the now-defunct Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), notably with reference to the administration of gold nuggets, machinery, and road vehicles that were seized. Another infraction is using a public position for personal gain.”
The OSP announced its move in response to claims that it had successfully acquired an arrest warrant for the former IMCIM secretary.