- Charles Owusu, an aide to the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, a.k.a, Sir John, has said last night's leak of the last will and testament of the former Forestry Commission boss is very unfortunate
- Mr Owusu, who is mentioned as an executor of the will told a local language radio station on Monday that he has not slept since the documents hit social media
- Charles Owusu said he has been crying since yesterday as if he was mourning his late former boss a second time
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Charles Owusu, an aide to the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has said that he could not sleep on Sunday night after learning that the will of the former NPP politician had been leaked to the public.
Charles Owusu, who is mentioned as one of the executors of the will, said it is improper for the property-loaded document to be leaked because it prompted jokes and unwarranted ridicule of the deceased former politician. He said per Akan tradition, the leaking of the document and the social media ridicule is bad for the memory of the late former CEO of the Forestry Commission.
Speaking to Asempa FM on Monday, May 23, 2022, Charles Owusu said he has been overwhelmed by the many calls and social media taunts since the details of the will hit the internet.
Speaking Twi in the local language station, Charles Owusu made the following confession:
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It’s as though I am at a wake keeping because people have called me many times about the will. It feels as though I am mourning Sir John for the second time, he said in Twi.
“They already shared it”: Reactions as will of Sir John leaks; contains parcels of Achimota Forest lands
Social media users have also been poking fun at one Michael Owusu, said to be a nephew of Sir John, since Sunday, May 22, when the document hit social media for dominating the entire last will and testament of his uncle.
The many vast properties listed in the leaked will document has also triggered concerns about how the former politician acquired all his wealth.
Sir John, known in private life as Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, died in July 2020 after Covid-19 related health complications.
He was for many years the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) before being appointed as the CEO of the Forestry Commission. Sir John held that position until his death.
Sir John’s Will: Houses, Businesses, Lands, Bank Accounts And Other Properties Listed In Leaked Document
Meanwhile, in a related story, YEN.com.gh has reported that the eye-popping details of the leaked last will and testament of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie contains a huge collection of houses, businesses, lands and bank accounts.
YEN.com.gh has sighted the leaked document published by many media outlets, including Accra-based The Fourth Estate, which shows the late former CEO of the Forestry Commission owned 12 houses, 12 parcels of lands of different sizes, 12 different types of private vehicles, among others.
His vast Achimota Forest lands have dominated discussions because the will was leaked at a time when Nana Akufo-Addo’s government has been accused on social media of using an Executive Instrument to sell off large parts of the forest lands for commercial development.