Legal luminary, Mr Tsatsu Tsikata has said he almost died in prison after his controversial incarceration 12 years ago.
According to him, although his prison experience was painful, he reflects on it with gratitude to God for keeping him alive.
“When I look back, I don’t think of it as something terrible that I went through and feel bitter or angry. Rather, I am thankful to God that I went through that valley and was able to come out still alive,” he said.
Mr Tsikata was speaking on TV3’s Hot Issues on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
“I could have been dead because I had an asthmatic attack at the end, but by God’s grace, I am still alive. I have a lot to be grateful for in terms of the support that I received from my wife, my siblings, my mother, my family and all the people who I have never met before in the country and other parts of the world,” he recounted.
Tsatsu Tsikata was sentenced for willfully causing financial loss to the state through a loan facility the GNPC guaranteed for Valley Farms, a private cocoa-growing company.
Following a legal tussle between his lawyers and the state, he was eventually found guilty on three counts of willfully causing financial loss of GH¢230,000 to the state and another count of misapplying public funds.
Watch the full interview below: