High Court dismisses OSP’s application to ‘freeze’ Sir John’s assets

The High Court in Accra has dismissed the application by the Special Prosecutor to freeze assets of the late Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.

On May 20, 2022, the Office of the Special Prosecutor directed the freezing of the Estate of Kwadwo Owusu Afrivie alias Sir John (deceased), the former Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission.

On June 9, 2022, the Special Prosecutor applied to the High Court for a confirmation of the freezing order.

The court, presided over by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe on Tuesday morning (July 12, 2022) dismissed the application.

The judge, with respect, totally misapprehended the application for confirmation of the freezing order and misdirected herself by characterizing the application as that of a confiscation order, which regimes are governed by different considerations.

The Special Prosecutor has however indicated that the investigations into the estate of Sir John will continue.

Below is a copy of a statement the OSP issued after the court ruling Tuesday.

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