In a recent development, the Accra Human Rights Court, presided by Justice Nicholas Abodakpi, has responded to a petition submitted by lawyers of Charles Bissue by issuing an order for an interim injunction.
This injunction prohibits the Office of the Special Prosecutor and its representatives from carrying out an alleged arrest warrant against Bissue.
Furthermore, the Court has halted the Special Prosecutor from seeking any additional arrest warrants until a final decision is reached on the underlying matter.
Additionally, the publication of notices claiming the applicant, Charles Bissue, to be wanted is also forbidden until the substantive issue is resolved.
The Interim Injunction will remain in effect for a period of 10 days, while the case has been adjourned to June 22, 2023.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor on Tuesday, June 13, declared Charles Bissue, the former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), wanted.
This declaration follows Mr. Bissue’s failure to respond to an invitation from the Special Prosecutor to appear and answer questions regarding the ongoing investigation into suspected corruption within the dissolved IMCIM.
Mr. Bissue recently filed a writ at the High Court in Accra in an attempt to prevent the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) from prosecuting him. This legal action was in response to the ongoing investigation led by the Special Prosecutor into alleged corruption involving Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, the Chairman of the IMCIM.