According to the Office of the Special Prosecutor, investigations into a suspected case of corruption against the late Forestry Commission Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, have begun on his allegedly acquired State Land in the Achimota Forest.
In his will to his family members, the former New Patriotic Party (NPP) General Secretary, commonly known as Sir John, named five acres of land in Achimota as his own and willed to the family.
However, in a statement dated May 24, 2022, the Properties and Forestry Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, stated that the abovementioned lands will not be given to Sir John’s descendants.
Despite the fact that the Will is being challenged in court, the Minister stated that the lands will remain state property.
The Minister further stated that information on the land bought is not available at the Lands Commissions.
In a press release dated May 26, 2022, the Special Prosecutor stated that the Ministry of Lands and Forestry has been ordered to help with the inquiry into the purported land for Sir John.
Attached is the full press release