Sammy Darko, one of the lawyers for Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI team says the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is overburdened and should not have involved itself in investigating the former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Charles Bissue.
To Mr Darko, the police should have focused on the unresolved cases of the killers of Ahmed Suale and the Takoradi missing girls, especially when the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) was petitioned to handle Mr Bissue’s case.
“There are people who are not public officers but who have engaged in corruption. In that matter, the police cannot investigate. The OSP is the best-suited person to investigate,” he said.
Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Citi TV, monitored by Adomonline.com, Mr Darko insisted that the Special Prosecutor was the only body “properly mandated to investigate politically exposed persons.
“The police CID, for want of a better word, is overburdened. The gruesome murder of Ahmed Hussein Suale; the police have to investigate that.
“We have supplied them with all the information they need including a tape of a suspect. All these, they have on their hands and they need to investigate the Takoradi girls, so many matters to investigate.
“Tiger Eye PI would have petitioned the CID if only Mr Bissue was saddled with the corruption allegations. But, we realised that there were other people like Thomas Andy Owusu, who is not a public officer but linked to the Ashanti Regional NPP chairman.”
Source: Adomonline.com|Gertrude Otchere