OSP can arrest without a warrant – Statement

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OSP, Can, Arrest, Without, Warrant, Statement

Kissi Agyabeng

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has stated that it does not need a warrant to effect an arrest.

According to a statement issued by the Office, it can arrest any person it reasonably suspects of having committed corruption or corruption-related offences.

“The general public is advised, that in exercise of its police powers, the Office of the Special Prosecutor can arrest without a warrant, any person it reasonably suspects of having committed corruption or corruption-related offences.”

This comes after an Accra Human Rights Court with Justice Nicholas Abodakpi presiding on Thursday granted an application by Charles Bissue’s lawyers and issued an interim injunction restraining the OSP and its agents from executing the arrest warrant they claim to have obtained.

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Additionally, the Court has prohibited the Special Prosecutor from seeking further arrest warrant and publishing notices declaring the Applicant, Charles Bissue as wanted until the substantive matter is resolved.

The duration of the injunction is set for ten days and the case has been adjourned to June 22, 2023.

On June 13, 2023, the OSP declared Charles Bissue, former Secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, as wanted.

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