Former executive secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Charles Bissue, has strongly denied allegations that he is evading investigation by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).
The OSP has declared the former secretary of the IMCIM wanted. The move comes days after the Special Prosecutor secured an order from the court to arrest Bissue.
However, Mr. Bissue has clarified that he is not in hiding and remains within the jurisdiction of the country. He further disclosed that he will honour the invitation of the OSP at the appropriate time.
“I heard it on social media, so basically I didn’t think it will get to this,” Bissue said. “So, basically I was surprised. I am not a fugitive, I am in Ghana.”
He added, “As we speak, I’m making my way to Accra. The Special Prosecutor and I were in court, a couple of weeks ago he wrote that he wanted to meet me on another matter. I told them I had an emergency at home, but they declined it and asked me to attend on a certain date which I couldn’t. Further to that, all we heard was an arrest warrant for me”
Mr. Bissue emphasized that he respects the law and has provided relevant information to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Criminal Investigations Department (CID), and National Security.
He assured that he has no intention of evading the authorities and questioned why he has been declared wanted when he has not committed any crime.
“I’m not above the law, I have always abided by the law. Already I have been to the BNI not as a suspect to provide information. I have been to the CID office, and sometimes I go in there, to do some documentation for them. I have been with the National Security and I don’t think I will run away.