Asiedu Nketia
Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary, NDC

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says he is not surprised about the exoneration of a Presidential Staffer, Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue, by the Ghana Police on allegations of corruption.

According to him, the Criminal Investigations Department’s (CID) decision is an indictment on government’s commitment to the fight against corruption.

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“Even before this issue became known in the country, I knew nothing better would come out from it. In fact, I wasn’t expecting anything better from it since its coming from CID. This government is noted for covering up corrupt officials and so I am not shocked about his exoneration,” he told Accra based Neat FM, monitored by

Mr Bissue, who served as the secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on illegal Mining, in a letter to the President in March this year decided to step aside to avail himself for investigations after he was accused in a Tiger Eye PI documentary titled ‘Galamsey Fraud.’

The documentary claimed the Secretary was involved in shady deals to facilitate processes for a mining firm, ORR Resource Enterprise.

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But, a letter written to Ampofo, Oppong and Associates, lawyers for Mr Bissue by the Police CID on its thorough investigations on the matter cleared him of any wrongdoing.

According to the final report, the CID concluded that, Mr Bissue did not do anything wrong.

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But, to General Mosquito as he is affectionately called, it was obvious Mr Bissue would be cleared.

Source:|Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy