The Accra High Court has rebuked the Special Prosecutor for freezing the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, known as Sir Johns’s asset.
The Special earlier On 30th May 2022, directed for the freezing of assets of the Late Sir John over suspected corruption. The Special Prosecutor, on the 9th of June, 2022, applied to the high court for a confirmation of the freezing order.
In a statement, the Office of the Special Prosecutor insisted that:
“the judge with respect totally misapprehended the application for confirmation of the freezing order and misdirected herself by characterizing the application as if that of a confiscation order.”
“On this reckoning, the Special Prosecutor has directed the filing of an appeal against the ruling of Her Ladyship Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe. The net effect of the ruling of the High Court is that a person may, in his lifetime, gleefully acquire property through corruption and then upon his demise, happily pass on the corruptly acquired property to his beneficiaries for their benefit and by so doing, extinguish all scrutiny as to the propriety or otherwise of the acquisition of the property because his corrupt activities were not discovered during his lifetime.”