Mr. Charles Bissue, the former secretary of the Inter- Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) has urged Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI to provide raw footage to the CID as it is been demanded.
Charles Bissue resigned as secretary to IMCIM when an Anas documentary on ‘galamsey fraud’ indicted him of having taken bribe to circumvent processes of meeting mining regulations for a pseudo mining firm believe to be for the Anas’ investigation team.
The government told the country that they have requested for the raw video footage from Anas and the Tiger eye PI team to be submitted to the CID for further investigation.
However, since 27th February that the video was aired till now, the Tiger Eye PI team has still not submitted the said raw footage to the CID.
In statement released by Mr. Bissue over the weekend, he stated that “I have subjected myself to the laws of Ghana and since no one is above the law, I urge Tiger Eye PI and Anas Aremeyaw Anas to provide the CID with the ‘raw unedited footages’, so that the good people of Ghana can have the benefit of knowing the truth.”
Below is the statement by Charles Bissue.
On Wednesday, 27 February 2019, the Tiger Eye PI aired a documentary entitled “Galamsey Fraud” alleging a case of bribery and corruption to my person, Charles Bissue.
Subsequently, on Friday, 1 March, 2019, Government through the Minister for Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah assured the general public of its commitment to the fight against galamsey. In his statement, the Minister stated that the said case will be “properly investigated, using the raw unedited footages” and “If any persons are found to have solicited money or taken bribe to bend the rules, the necessary action will be taken,”
I subsequently stepped aside as the Secretary to the Inter- Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) for investigations to be carried out, stating that, ‘…I am prepared to avail myself, at all times, to the investigation process…’.
On Friday, 15 March, 2019, I was invited by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service to help them with their investigation to the said case, which I honoured.
I reiterate that, in the course of my duty as the Secretary to the IMCIM, I have never received any money as consideration to render a service as a public officer.
I have subjected myself to the laws of Ghana and since no one is above the law, I urge Tiger Eye PI and Anas Aremeyaw Anas to provide the CID with the ‘raw unedited footages’, so that the good people of Ghana can have the benefit of knowing the truth.
I have also noted with considerable interest, the many well-wishing messages and solidarity demonstrated by friends and acquaintances from all walks of life who believe in my integrity and can attest to my values and principles.
I am grateful for the support.
Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue
Source: The Evening Mail