Embattled former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Charles Bissue, has challenged Anas and Tiger Eye PI to provide raw tapes of their latest investigative piece – ‘Galamsey Fraud’ – which allegedly captured him taking bribe to compromise his work.
Mr Bissue, who stepped aside following the investigative piece, made the call to Anas after he reported to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service last week Friday over allegations levelled against him in the video.
“On Friday, 15 March, 2019, I was invited by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service to help them with their investigation to the said case, which I honoured.
“I reiterate that, in the course of my duty as the Secretary to the IMCIM, I have never received any money as consideration to render a service as a public officer,” he wrote in a statement he issued to the media at the weekend.
The statement added: “I have subjected myself to the laws of Ghana and since no one is above the law, I urge Tiger Eye PI and Anas Aremeyaw Anas to provide the CID with the ‘raw unedited footages,’ so that the good people of Ghana can have the benefit of knowing the truth.
“I have also noted with considerable interest, the many well-wishing messages and solidarity demonstrated by friends and acquaintances from all walks of life who believe in my integrity and can attest to my values and principles.”
The government, following the showing of the investigative piece on some televisions in the country, demanded for the raw tapes to enable them take action.
Mr. Bissue was seen in the video report supposedly receiving money to facilitate small-scale mining licences.
Despite Mr Bissue’s denial of any wrongdoing, Anas Aremeyaw Anas insist that, he [Bissue] abused his office.
Anas further petitioned the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, to investigate the issue.