Weeks after the Will and Final Testament of the late Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, became public, moves are being initiated from various quarters to scrutinize it, including the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
According to a statement issued by the Office of the Special Prosecutor on Thursday, May 26, it has commenced investigations into the alleged acquisition of lands at the Achimota Forest and Sakumono Ramsar site by the late Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.
The statement also directed the Ministry for Lands and Natural Resources to fully cooperate with the investigations.
For most people conversant with Ghanaian politics, the action commenced by the OSP, is not going to yield any results. We were in this country when that Office froze the accounts of the embattled former Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authourity (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei, it later emerged that, the man, was able by whatever means to empty his accounts on the blindside of the OSP.
This newspaper is by no means holding brief for Sir John, as we have condemned his actions, we are reminded of many cases that should engage the attention of the OSP.
Instead of wasting valuable time, chasing a dead man, who is not around to answer for his misdeeds, the Special Prosecutor, should commit the little resources available to his office to go after politicians, who have been implicated in many acts of corruption.
This newspaper is inviting the Special Prosecutor to first of all investigate and let Ghanaians know how, Agyenim Boateng Agyei, was able to access his accounts?
The Special Prosecutor, in December last year, while addressing a press conference to update the nation on work done so far since assuming office in August 2021, said beginning next year (2022), prosecute 31 cases pending before it.
The cases, according to the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Adjabeng, have gone through the necessary vetting and scrutiny for prosecution.
This newspaper is interested in finding out from the Special Prosecutor, the status of the 31 cases, before resurrecting a dead man to answer questions on how he acquired his properties. Dead men as we know don’t talk.