Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng has been in the news of late. He has been in the news after his Office publicly came out that it has recovered GH¢1.074 million from Labianca Company Limited, a company owned by Ms Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh, who is a an elected member of the Council of State representing the Western Region.
In the midst of all the economic brouhaha ongoing, government is also making efforts to curb the tide. Ever since the creation of the office of the Special Prosecutor there have concerns raised as to whether the institution can really fight corruption. Martin Maidu, the first Special prosecutor had to resign after he felt he was being pressured to yield to the president’s conditions.
Popular writer for the ruling NPP PK Sarpong has written to the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng in an open letter. This comes after the revealations made by the Special Prosecutor that a council of State member and the Commissioner for Customs are involved in a corruption scandal. In a post shared on his official Facebook page on Thursday, 11th August 2022, he wrote;
Lawyer and KPMG Professor in Accounting at the Fisher School of Accounting, University of Florida Stephen Kwaku Asare widely known as Kwaku Azar has commented that the Deputy Commissioner of Customs must be interdicted now. According to report, Mr. Adu Kyei’s decision to render an advance ruling to the applicants by reducing the values of their intended imports between a range of 5% – 10% below the benchmark values was wrongful and unsupported by the requirements of the law for the issuance of customs advance ruling.
The controversy surrounding the unearthing of corruption against council of state member, Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh by the Special Prosecutor is taken an interesting turn as the Commissioner of Customs at the Ghana Revenue Authority, Col. Kwadwo Damoah (Rtd), is challenging the competency and true intentions of the Special Prosecutor for his findings in the case.
The popularly known Ghanaian politician and member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has recently done the unexpected after he sent another serious message to the Special Prosecutor over the case concerning the late Sir John’s Will. Speaking in a recent interview on Asempa FM, the former NPP MP, Hopeson Adorye unexpectedly highlighted that, the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng had no business in interfering in the case involving the unexpected leak of the late Sir John’s Will, and hence he has to what is expected of him and not otherwise.
P. K Sarpong has questioned the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng's, methods for freezing Sir John's assets without a court order via his Facebook account. Speaking from a layman's view In law, he asked under which statute Kissi was acting, which ensures that one's assets should be frozen by the OSP before going to court.
Convener of Fixing the Country and Leading Member of the NPP, Hopeson Adorye has stated that the Lands Commission proved Sir John not guilty when the Commission brought documents of the Achimota forest which indicated that he had no possession plots of land at the said location. He made the statement in relation to the court’s verdict on the issue presented to the Accra High Court by the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng for an order to freeze Sir John’s assets while investigating the substantive issue.
Johnnie Hughes has once again sent a strong message to a government appointee on some work that needs to be done to save the country. On Johnnie’s Bite today, Monday, May 30, 2022, Johnnie called on the Special Prosecutor to take up some 2 cases which have been abandoned or overlooked.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) says it has commenced investigations into the alleged GHc 10 million forgery saga saddled with the Northern Development Authority (NDA) in the award of a contract to A&Q’s Consortium (A&Q’s) in 2020.
Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission and a member of the New Patriotic Party - NPP, has died. He once labeled former Ghanaian President John Mahama a thief. Will Kissi Agyebeng simply freeze the assets of deceased corrupt politicians rather than those who are still alive?
A private legal practitioner, Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo, says the Special Prosecutor has proven the skeptics wrong by going after the big fish – the powerful, citing the freezing of the assets of the late Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John, who was a politically exposed person.
Having plans always depends on one thing and that is long life with good health. As we know, death is inevitable and hence will be our final place of rest. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie was a Ghanaian lawyer and politician who held several political positions including serving as general secretary of the New Patriotic Party.
The Special Prosecutor (SP), Kissi Agyebeng has said he will appeal the ruling of the Accra High court against the freezing order on the assets of the late Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John. On June 2, 2022, it was reported that the OSP had frozen assets of Sir John following the publication of his (Sir john’s) Last Will and Testament on Social media which captured some state lands as his.
A statement signed by the Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng dated June 3, 2022, said the OSP has caused the issuance of a warrant of arrest for Dela Coffie over corruption and corruption related offences. It’s unclear, as to what led to the complaints filed to the office of the Special Prosecutor against the NDC activist, who has been identified as A Manager of Political Communication.
The Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) has launched an inquiry into Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John, the late Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission. According to the OSP, full-scale investigations into suspected corruption and corruption-related offenses would be launched. This is in relation to the alleged illegal and improper acquisition of state lands in Accra's Achimota Forest and Sakumono Ramsar reserve.
Special Prosecutor To Conduct Investigation Into, Sir John Alleged Acquisition Of Lands. Special Prosecutor researches Sir John's estate. The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has begun full investigations into alleged unlawful acquisitions of government lands by a previous Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission (FC), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, famously known as Sir John.
Ghana's Special Prosecutor Mr Kissi Agyebeng loses his first court case. An Accra High Court has expelled a petition made by the Office of the Special Prosecutor Mr Kissi Agyebeng to permit him the resort to freezing the assets of the late CEO of Ghana's Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu, popularly known as Sir John.It emerged that the Will of the late CEO of Ghana's Forestry Commission Mr Sir John Owusu popularly known as Sir John contained some parcels of land at the Achimota Forest Reserve and the Sakumono Ramsar site.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng wishes to inform the general public that it is extending it's roles into the Ghana Police Service to investigate the Recruitment of some 51 cadet officers in the Ghana Police Academy. In a statement signed by the Special Prosecutor, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng dated March 17, 2022, the said investigation will relate to corrupt related offences and the abuse of office of the individuals involved.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has decided to name and shame peddlers of corruption who will be highlighted in the Ghana Corruption League Table (GCLT). The GCLT which was launched yesterday, March 22, 2022, by the OSP, is a research-based model designed to assess real and perceived levels of public sector corruption.