Charles Bissue’s case against the arrest warrant issued by the Office of the Special Prosecutor has been reassigned and postponed.

The legal proceedings concerning Charles Bissue, the former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), have been moved to a new judge and rescheduled to July 2, 2024.

This case is centered around Bissue’s request for certiorari to invalidate an alleged arrest warrant and a wanted notice issued against him.

On June 13, 2023, the Office of the Special Prosecutor declared Charles Bissue wanted after he failed to comply with an invitation to answer questions related to a corruption investigation within the now-dissolved IMCIM.

Charles Bissue recently took legal action by filing a writ at the High Court in Accra to stop the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) from prosecuting him amidst the investigation into alleged corruption involving Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Chairman of the IMCIM.

According to a Facebook post by the OSP on May 30, a YouTube video recording submitted by Charles Bissue is slated to be played in court, potentially followed by a cross-examination of Bissue’s lawyer, Nana Agyei Baffour.

“Of contention currently is an assertion on oath by lawyer for Charles Bissue that the OSP unlawfully obtained an arrest warrant, prompting the court to restrain the OSP from arresting Bissue for ten (10) days. The OSP refutes the existence of such a warrant and demands evidence from Bissue and his legal team.”

The facebook post by the OSP are as follows;

(Civil)Case Update:

Charles Bissue v. Office of the Special Prosecutor & Kaneshie District Court

The case has now been assigned to a new judge and adjourned to 2 July 2024 for a ‘YouTube’ video recording filed by Charles Bissue to be played in court and possibly a cross-examination of the lawyer for Charles Bissue, Nana Agyei Baffour. This case involves an application for certiorari by Charles Bissue to annul an alleged arrest warrant and a wanted notice issued against him.

Of contention currently is an assertion on oath by lawyer for Charles Bissue that the OSP unlawfully obtained an arrest warrant, prompting the court to restrain the OSP from arresting Bissue for ten (10) days. The OSP refutes the existence of such a warrant and demands evidence from Bissue and his legal team.

The pending step in the case is playing off the video recording and cross-examination of Charles Bissue’s lawyer.

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