Kufuor was determined by hook or crook to jail me - Tsatsu Tsikata

Kufuor was determined by hook or crook to jail me - Tsatsu Tsikata

-Tsatsu Tsikata has said the Kufuor administration was obsessed with the idea of jailing him

-That, according to him, was because of his closeness with former President Rawlings

-The Kufuor administration, he said was bent on wiping the legacy of the former late president in the country’s oil and gas industry

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Tsatsu Tsikata, the lead counsel for John Dramani Mahama in the ongoing election petition trial, said former president Kufuor was determined to jail him by “hook or crook” during his administration.

The Accra Fast Track High Court in June 2008 sentenced the former Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Chief Executive, to five years imprisonment for wilfully causing financial loss to the State.

Kufuor was determined by hook or crook to jail - Tsatsu Tsikata
Tsatsu Tsikata during the ongoing 2020 election petition trial...Photo credit: Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
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He was charged with three counts of wilfully causing financial loss of GHS230,000 (2.3 billion old Ghana cedis) to the State through a loan he guaranteed for Valley Farms, a private company, on behalf of GNPC and another count of misapplying public property.

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Speaking on the KSM show on Pan African TV, Tsikata said he became the target of the administration because of his closeness with the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

He said the Kufuor administration had wanted to erase the legacies of Rawlings in the oil and gas industry.

"They had to find something. I could see by the beginning of 2001, the determination, by hook or crook to find something against me. That is what led to all these interesting cases against me,” he added.

The disclosures by Tsikata generated massive reactions on social media and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.

@AnnanPerry said:

“Kuffour and Akufo Addo meant the jailing of Tsatsu Tsikata to be evil but God meant it to be good #LetsChatWithTsatsu”

@babamusah08 said:

Almost 2 hours of fire Fireworks. What an excellent delivery by the LAW himself. God bless Uncle Tsatsu Tsikata, Mr. KSM, and Pan African TV for this great interview.

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What a refreshing Biblical quote.
“They may have meant it for evil but the Lord meant it for Good”

@LouieXiii131 said:

Senior Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata toiled for GNPC to be where it is today. His sole contribution to GNPC has raked in huge income for this country.
Today, one of his key detractors is steering the affairs of this nation. He finds the place lucrative enough to pack with friends.

@Darling_Juliann said:

Tsatsu Tsikata is everything and more man. Love how he doesn’t take credit for himself but appreciates everyone who’s crossed his path and impacted his life. He’s humble too and above that, he knows and loves God ei. He has all my respect!

@SammyGyamfiBa2 said:

Unpopular opinion: Tsatsu Tsikata is greater and bigger than Albert Einstein in terms of intellect. Idolo Red heart

@Muftawu_Nabila said:

"Watching Tsatsu Tsikata talk about the trajectory of his life is inspirational.

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"So many proper soundbites in that conversation.
One that struck me is 'no matter your capabilities, you need someone to create a framework for your thrive.'"

@SammyGyamfiBa2 said:

"Tsatsu Tsikata is a big inspiration to the youth in this country and beyond. May God increase you in grace and age to tell more stories as you did today to inspire our next generation.
Nah! We need to celebrate Tsatsu Tsikata Esq. Man has been through it all. He's not just knowledgeable in the law but good with the bible as well. I love his verse Psalm 63 Red heart
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