PASTOR EMMANUEL ESSEL AND BETHEL CALVARY PRAYER MINISTRY
V.
ECONOMIC & ORGANISED CRIME OFFICE

(2013) JELR 65472 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. FTRM/218/13 ·  22 Jul 2013 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HIS LORDSHIP MR JUSTICE P. BRIGHT MENSAH
Core Terms Beta
1st applicant
court
e.o.c.o
respondent
cyber activity
reasonable suspicion
accompanying affidavit
agricultural development bank
case of the respondent
chinese embassy
reasonable time
bank account
bank account no.
exhibit e.o.c.o
luo zhi hao
material averments
offices of the e.o.c.o
reasonable person
14th day of november
affidavit evidence
ample time
anti-money
chinese authorities
chinese national
civil cases
common law jurisdictions
court’s previous freezing order
discharge of a frozen account
discharge of the freezing order
executive director
facts of the instant case
grounds of the application
hammond v amuah
house of lords
legal assistance
numerous visits
obvious reason
organised crime office
parent act
rebuttable presumption
requirement of the law
respondent’s offices
rule
said date
state of facts
suspicious transfer report
terms of s.20 of the evidence act
united states
unit of e.o.c.o
u.s. supreme court

On or about the 14th day of November, 2012 a Luo Zhi Hao, a Chinese national, transferred from the Republic of China an amount of US$ Forty Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars into bank account No. 117200004662301 with the Agricultural Development Bank at Achimota, Accra being operated by 1st Applicant herein. The bank being suspicious of the transaction might have filed a Suspicious Transfer Report (S.T.R) with the appropriate institution and the matter referred to the Economic and Organised Crime Office for further investigations into the suspicious transaction.

According to the 1st Applicant, the bank then informed him that the bank account has been frozen and was asked to report to the E.O.C.O which he did on 19/11/12. It has been averred in paragraph 12 of the accompanying affidavit sworn to by the 1st Applicant that upon reporting to the Offices of the E.O.C.O on the said date he was detained but was subsequently granted bail after having been made to a write a statement. Regardless o…

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