According to a 3News report, Charles Cromwell Onuawonto Bissue, the former secretary of the disbanded Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), has filed a lawsuit in Accra High Court, asking for an interlocutory injunction over continuing investigations by the Special Prosecutor against him.
According to the motion of notice, Mr. Bissue requests that the Special Prosecutor refrain from looking into him in relation to the film “Galamsey Fraud” by Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The application was submitted on Friday, December 23 by Mr. Bissue’s attorneys.
The attorneys detailed how the Office of the Special Prosecutor had neglected to give them the information that their client had requested as part of the inquiries.
After the former Western Region Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) declined its invitation as part of investigations into the petition made by Anas Aremeyaw Anas after his documentary was shown, the Office had threatened to issue an Interpol Red alert to arrest him.
However, after waiting for the Office to respond but receiving none, attorneys made the decision to get an injunction to stop the investigations. The renowned investigative journalist and his business, Tiger Eye PI, are listed as the additional defendants.
Lawyers of Charles Bissue have, however, indicated that he will be in the country in January and will report to the Office immediately upon return.