Previous Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNCP) Tsatsu Tsikata has said he isn’t mad after his illegitimate detainment by Justice Henrietta Abban precisely 12 years back.
He told Alfred Ocansey on TV3’s Hot Issues Thursday, June 18 he expresses gratitude toward God for taking him through, and enduring the ordeal.Mr Tsikata was condemned for resolutely making money related misfortune the state through a credit that the GNPC ensured for Valley Farms, a private cocoa-developing organization.
He was seen as blameworthy on three tallies of determinedly causing money related loss of GH¢230,000 to the state and another tally of twisting open assets.
He was sentenced on June 18, 2008 by Justice Henrietta Abban.
The legitimate illuminating presence was conceded a presidential exculpation by previous President John Agyekum Kufuor however he dismissed it in light of the fact that his preliminary was politically persuaded, and that he did no off-base.
He later advanced the case at the Court of Appeal and was appropriately absolved and released.
The Court of Appeal maintained that he was denied a reasonable preliminary when the High Court gave a judgment disregarding an intrigue.
About five years after his vindication and release, and 12 years after his unjust detainment, Mr Tsikata portrayed his trial to Ocansey: “It was such a sudden and uncommon occasion that day June 18, 2008 yet as I think back now I accept it as something that occurred, terrible as it seemed to be, it took me through a further five months in which I encountered what I can just call a great deal of favors from God.
“So when I think back I don’t consider it something horrendous that I experienced and feel unpleasant or irate. Or maybe, I am grateful to God that I experienced that valley and had the option to come out still alive.
“I could have been dead since I had asthmatic assault toward the end, however by God’s beauty I am as yet alive. I have a great deal to be appreciative for regarding the help that I got from my better half, my kin, my mom, my family and all the individuals who I have never met in the nation and different pieces of the world.”
He further expressed that Mr Kufuor was resolved to prison him at all expense despite the fact that he was not occupied with any wrong doing.
“This isn’t a case wherein an autonomous legal choice is being given.
“It was a politically determined plan and [Justice Henrietta Abban] was tragically an apparatus for that political plan.”
Clarifying why he dismissed the presidential excuse, he stated: “As I wrote in the letter to [former] President Kufuor, my mission was for equity, it was not for his leniency.
“I was not going to permit his exoneration to hinder my looking for equity.
“There has been a premature delivery of equity, when equity is looked to be done for the sake of the president. it prompts a profaning.”