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Meet Freedom Jacob Caesar, the Ghanaian with tigers at his home in Accra

The Ghanaian who describes himself as the "Prince of Africa" says his aim is to boost tourism in Ghana by "going into the Safari world"

Ghanaian philanthropist Nana Kwame Bediako, popularly known as Freedom Jacob Caesar, has confirmed staying with two tigers in his Wonder World Estates, Avenue Lincoln near the British High Commission at Ridge in Accra.

“First of all, it is right, I have two tigers that I bought on a bid between Ghana and Dubai which I was the representative from the private sector that had initiated my interest in purchasing these two animals. But we did go through the process, the animals are seven months old, still at the very young stage,” Caesar told a section of the media on Thursday (19 May).

Boosting tourism in Ghana

“I went in to buy these animals to add the value of tourism in our country. I wanted to go into the Safari World by making sure that Ghana becomes the first country in the whole of West Africa, East Africa and Central Africa, except for South Africa that have these animals.

“We wanted to be the first that will have it and so, I went in for the male and the female version of it. I have been keeping them on me for six months. I brought expects from outside to create safety cage for these animals so they don’t become dangerous to the public,” the Forbes 2021 Social Entrepreneurship Leadership Award winner added.

Freedom Jacob Caesar with a tiger

Police investigation

The police in Accra have also confirmed the presence of the two tigers in Caesar’s residence in the capital, Accra, saying they are getting experts at the Wildlife Division to relocate the animals.

“Preliminary investigations have established that a resident in a gated community at Osu, is keeping two tigers under lock in a cage in his house,” the police statement dated 19 May 2022 said. “The police have reached out to the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission and efforts are underway to relocate the animals to an appropriate facility.”

“A special police team has been deployed to provide adequate security in the affected neighbourhood to ensure the safety of residents until the animals are relocated,” the statement signed by Chief Inspector Bright Kwabena Danso at the Accra regional office said.

The police statement

Who’s Jacob Caesar?

The Ghanaian is the driving force behind the Freedom Coin – a native African utility token that arose from Freedom’s desire to educate the youth about investing and development. In a recent publication by Yahoo Finance, he was described as a well-known African philanthropist and entrepreneur, who is making waves with his latest announcement: “I will invest 20% back into the first 15 million people who invest in Freedom Coin.”

“With Freedom Coin, I am looking forward to Africans rediscovering the worth of our legacy. My forebears bestowed riches and intelligence to me, and I intend to return the favor. That’s why I am giving away billions of Freedom Coins to the first 15 million investors across Africa. I believe in our collective power to build this great continent together,” he said in the publication.

Freedom Jacob Caesar was named Ghana’s CEO of the Decade in 2021, and chairs Kwarleyz Group, which comprises five companies: Wonda World Estates, Petronia City Development, New Africa Construction, Belfast City & Property Management and New Africa Foundation.

Caesar was born in Ghana and an alumnus of the University of Westminster in London.

He is a Ghanaian developer, philanthropist and visionary who has changed the skyline of Ghana with his landmark developments (Wonda World), ushering in a grand template for Africa, according to kuulpeeps.

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