According to the notice issued yesterday, Bissue, described as a former presidential staffer is wanted for corruption and corruption-related offenses regarding the activities and expenditure of the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), especially in respect of the seizure and management of mining equipment, road vehicles and gold nuggets and use of public office for personal gain.
Bissue is currently involved in two cases with the OSP, civil one and the other criminal.
In the civil case, Bissue filed an application on December 23, 2022, and subsequently amended the application on January 4, 2023, praying the court to restrain the OSP from investigating and prosecuting him over allegations made by Anas Aremeyaw Anas in a documentary titled; “Galamsey Fraud” that was published in February 2019.
Bissue’s argument is that in an investigation done by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, he was found not to have committed any criminal act.
In a final report, the CID concluded that Mr. Bissue did not circumvent the laid down procedures of the IMCIM to favor ORR Resource Enterprise, the company at the center of the incident.
In the criminal case however, Bissue and Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng who were members of the IMCIM, have both been invited to answer questions as suspects.
So far Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has reported, subsequently arrested, and given bail to the tune of two million Ghana Cedis, while Bissue refused to report to the OSP.
Bissue is, therefore, wanted in relation to that case, according to information obtained from the website of the OSP.