Kissi Agyebeng must not investigate Charles Adu Boahen – Sulemana Braimah

Kissi Agyebeng must not investigate Charles Adu Boahen – Sulemana Braimah

Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah

Executive Director of the Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA), has argued that Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng ought to recuse himself from being a part of investigations into alleged affect peddling by the dismissed Minister of State of the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen.

This follows the discharge of an investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas titled “Galamsey Economy.”

According to Sulemana Braimah, the fact that Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng has been a personal lawyer and co-founding father of a regulation agency with Anas places him in a battle of curiosity scenario ought to he be personally concerned with investigations.

He advised that the investigations be handed over to the Deputy Special Prosecutor after Mr Agyebeng has publicly introduced his non-involvement within the matter.

“Given the relationship between Mr Kissi Agyebeng as the head of the investigating institution and Anas Aremeyaw Anas, as the one whose work contains the allegations of corruption against Charles Adu Boahen, is it just appropriate that Mr Kissi Agyebeng recuses himself from the investigations. That will be the surest way to avoid any possible legitimate accusations of conflict of interest and other forms of distractions that may affect the propriety of investigations into the matter by the OSP.

“It is my conviction that it will be in the interest of both the OSP and the nation, for Kissi Agyebeng as SP to make it publicly known that he is personally recusing himself from the investigations related to the allegations of corruption from Anas’ work. The Deputy SP can be made to lead the investigations on the allegations against Charles Adu Boahen from Anas’ publication,” he argued.

Mr Braimah additional offered six compelling causes – all around the personal and professional relationship between Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Kissi Agyebeng –  why it’s untenable for Mr Kissi to proceed with the investigations.

Read the complete statement beneath:

GALAMSEY ECONOMY: SHOULD THE DEFENDER AND PARTNER OF THE ACCUSER BE THE ONE TO INVESTIGATE THE ACCUSED?

On November 15, 2022, the Special Prosecutor (SP), Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, issued a statement indicating that his office has promptly commenced investigations into allegations of corruption levelled against Mr. Charles Adu Boahen, in a publication by Tiger Eye P.I. and the investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, entitled “Galamsey Economy.”

The graduation of investigations by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) follows a referral of the matter to the office by the office of the President.

Given the connection between Mr. Kissi Agyebeng as the top of the investigating establishment and Anas Aremeyaw Anas, because the one whose work contains the allegations of corruption against Charles Adu Boahen, is it not simply acceptable that Mr. Kissi Agyebeng recuses himself from the investigations.

That will be the surest method to keep away from any doable reliable accusations of battle of curiosity and other types of distractions that may have an effect on the propriety of investigations into the matter by the OSP.

It is my conviction that it will be within the curiosity of both the OSP and the nation, for Kissi Agyebeng as SP to make it publicly identified that he’s personally recusing himself from the investigations associated to the allegations of corruption from Anas’ work. The Deputy SP could be made to lead the investigations on the allegations against Charles Adu Boahen from Anas’ publication.

The following kinds the idea of my competition and conviction on why the connection between Kissi and Anas makes it inappropriate for Kissi to be concerned in investigating this explicit matter:

We now know that the encounter and filming of the incidents that represent the content material of the “Galamsey Economy” publication, which implicates Charles Adu Boahen, occurred in 2018.

Before, throughout and after the interval when the filming was carried out by way of to when the contents from the filming have been supposedly stolen and bought, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng of Cromwell Grey LLP, was a Lawyer for Anas and Tiger Eye P.I.

Cromwell Grey LLP proceed to function and stays legal professionals for Anas as evidenced in a latest statement by the agency in relation to the latest Supreme Court determination that said Anas can solely seem in particular person (not in-digicam) to testify in courtroom within the ongoing prosecution of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi in relation to Anas’ “Number 12” publication.

Cromwell Grey LLP as a regulation agency, was set up by Anas and Kissi Agyebeng as Partners. In other phrases, Kissi and Anas are the house owners of Cromwell Grey LLP, the regulation agency that’s nonetheless representing Anas.

In fact, as of yesterday November 15, 2022, when Kissi Agyebeng issued the statement asserting the graduation of investigations into the allegations of corruption levelled against Charles Adu Boahen by Anas, the web site of Cromwell Grey LPP (set up by the Special Prosecutor and Anas), nonetheless had the Special Prosecutor listed as Managing Partner with one other workers of the OSP and defender of Anas, Samuel Appiah Darko, additionally listed as an Associate of the regulation agency.

One may ask, whether or not because the lawyer for Anas and Tiger Eye P.I, Kissi Agyeben was conscious of Anas and Tiger Eye P.I.’s encounter with and filming of Charles Adu Boahen that represent the content material of the Galamsey Economy publication. And there may very well be many extra questions that would lead us to ask:

Can and may the defender and companion of the accuser be those to investigate the accused? Kissi Agyebeng ought to simply recuse himself and must achieve this publicly.

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