The vessel is also a subject of litigation at the Tema High Court in the Greater Accra Region, as a result of its owners indebtedness.
The legal document said that 2nd Defendant’s indebtedness to it for ship maintenance and that of the crew, gives it a right in rem and a charge over the 1st Defendant vessel which at the time was at the anchorage of the Tema Habour within the territorial waters of the country and within the jurisdiction of the court.
It got a restraining order from the Sekondi High Court for the managers of the vessel, their agents, assigns, privies , servants etc be restrained from discharging and interfering in any way or manner with the Gas oil aboard the said Vessel MT Sirius Voyager (Bluefoss Products Tanker IMO 7419042).
Ekow Ewusi’s claim against Perry Okudzeto, is that following a judgment delivered by the Tema High Court, on January 26, 2022, in the case of Humano v
Ekow Ewusi, said that the deputy NPA CEO, refused to halt the exercise although he and the others knew of the court orders and the fact that the NPA, had an application for stay of execution pending the next day, adding that several entreaties and advice to the NPA officers, particularly Mr Okudzeto through telephone conversation to desist from their conduct and await directives from the court the next day went unheeded
The former government’s Operation Vanguard member, who had some trouble over some missing excavators seized from illegal mining sites, said that he had been advised that Mr Okudzeto’s action in forcibly lifting the products without recourse to the court, has brought the course of the administration of justice into gross disrepute and ought to be punished.
He said, he had been advised to believe that Mr Okudzeto in willfully disobeying the order of the court to wait for a determination of the application by the NPA which by extension is an application by its officers to enable the court deal with the matter is contemptuous of the court and ought to be punished by being committed to prison.