The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng has served notice of an appeal against the Accra High Court’s dismissal of his application seeking to freeze the assets of the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, also known as Sir John.
The Special Prosecutor had filed an application in court for the confirmation of the freezing order, but the application was dismissed by an Accra High Court presided over by Her Ladyship, Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
But the Special Prosecutor in a statement issued on Tuesday, after the ruling said:” If this decision is left to stand, the Republic will lose the fight against corruption in unimaginable ways.
According to the Special Prosecutor: “The judge, with respect, totally misapprehended the application for confirmation of the freezing order and misdirected herself by characterizing the application as that of a confiscation order, which regimes are governed by different considerations.”
Sir John’s assets were frozen by the Special Prosecutor as part of investigations into his acquisition of state lands and other properties contained in the will of the late CEO.
The will caused public uproar after he bequeathed state lands to some relatives.
It went viral online and sparked anger among many Ghanaians.
The emergence of the will came after the controversial declassification of parts of the Achimota Forest and return to its allodial owners.
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/102.5 Fm