The Office of the Special Prosecutor has commenced investigating the embattled Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee Against Illegal Mining, Mr Charles Bissue, for allegedly engaging in bribery, as captured in documentary compiled by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
In his first appearance at the office on Wednesday, Mr. Bissue, accompanied by his lawyers, was questioned over his alleged criminal activities in an investigation conducted by Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
In the latest exposé, Anas and his team exposed among other things the deep-rooted corruption hampering government’s fight against illegal mining in the country.
Anas, among other things, in the piece shamed some high profile personalities tasked to clamp down on illegal mining but failed to do so and sold their integrity for cash.
In the documentary, Mr. Bissue is captured accepting money ostensibly to facilitate clearance for a mining company without going through due process.
He is heard in the video instructing his subordinates to fast-track the processing of the company’s documents.
Several others connected to the work of the committee, otherwise known as the Presidential Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, are seen in the video playing “facilitating” roles at negotiated fees.