Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Let’s amend the law to make unexplained wealth criminal- Madina MP

Let’s amend the law to make unexplained wealth criminal- Madina MP

Member of Parliament of Madina Constituency Lawyer Xavier Sosu is making a strong case that a private member bill be immediately introduced into parliament for passage into law that criminalises unexplainable wealth.

Let's amend the law to make unexplained wealth criminalise- Madina MP

The latest call by the Human Rights LawyKer Sosu follows the anti-graft and avowed agreement of the Special Prosecutor Nominee Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng that unreasonably unexplained wealth should be criminalised to fight against corruption.

According to the Ranking Member on Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Committee Lawyer Sosu, the current legal regime does not criminalise unreasonably unexplained wealth and the only to do so is to amend the law to give a clear direction with punishment prescribed in the law.

Speaking in an interview monitored by African Editors on Thursday 22 July 2021 in Accra, the Madina Lawmaker Sosu said “Fighting corruption is like chasing the wind. For me, the first step is to amend the law to criminalise unexplained wealth otherwise, we are chasing the wind”.

Let’s criminalise unreasonably unexplained wealth- Special Prosecutor Nominee

Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng has affirmed that individuals who cannot reasonably and lawfully explain the sources of their wealth must be made to face the law based hardcore evidence.

Appearing before the Appointment Committee of Parliament on Thursday 22 July 2021in Accra, the Criminal Law Expert Kissi Agyebeng noted that “Corruptions is secretive and so, if I place a burden on you to reasonably explain the lawful sources of your wealth and you are unable to do so, then I have a duty to question you.

He noted that “I will be looking at the lawful sources of that income of persons and if the sources of the persons’ wealth is questionable and not lawful, you should be questioned and penalised in line with law.

“The law court is the laboratory the law …so I lecture the law and practise the law. I will investigate, prosecute and confiscate state wrongly at the hands of individuals“.

Source :

Let's amend the law to make unexplained wealth criminalise- Madina MP

There is a good reason why you should support the African Editors. Not everyone can afford to pay for news right now. That is why we keep our journalism open for everyone to read, including in Ghana. If this is you, please continue to read for free. But if you are able to, then there are three good reasons to support us today.

1. Our quality, journalism is a scrutinising force at a time when the rich and powerful are getting away with more and more.

2. We are independent and have no billionaire owner pulling the strings, so your money directly powers our reporting.

3. It doesn’t cost much, and takes less time than it took to read this message.

Help power the African Editors' journalism for the years to come, whether with a small sum or a larger one. If you can, please support us on a monthly basis from just 1 Ghana Cedi through mobile money number: 0599896099/ +23359989609 and you can be rest assured that you’re making a big impact every single month in support of open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like


Neglected tropical diseases rising in E/R- GHS Eastern Regional Health Directorate says there is disturbing increase in cases of neglected tropical Diseases in the...


At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos.


Kagame Tells Europe that Africa Doesn’t Need Adult Supervision but Fair Trade.    There is a good reason why you should support the African...


Daasebre Oti Boateng introduces Root-Based Model to Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, commends them for 2021 Census & Covid-19 fight Omanhene of New Juaben, Chancellor of All...

Copyright © 2023, Ltd was developed by Wordswar Technology & Investment, Inc. Contact us on +233246187160

%d bloggers like this: