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Martin Amidu must respond to the President’s allegations – Emile Short

The former Commissioner of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short has said that the former Special Prosecutor must respond to the President’s allegation.

Martin Amidu in his resignation letter to the President said he resigned because of the lack of office space and resources that the government did not provide but the President has refuted the claims.

Speaking on Class FM, the former CHRAJ boss said “I’m sure that the President is going to appoint somebody to replace him. Given the allegations that he has made and the response given by the President, I don’t think that there’s going to be an amicable resolution of this matter in terms of convincing him to come to the job. I find that the office of the President’s letter has raised questions that Mr Amidu ought to answer as to his conduct in refusing to accept the accommodation allocated to him.”

He also asked Mr. Amidu to respond to the issue of seconded staff.

“Now the use of seconded staff is not unusual in the public service. When CHRAJ was established, we also used seconded staff for our investigations. We used former police officers and other public officers, who were seconded to our office and once employees are seconded to your office, you have total control over them. Now if he claims that some of these employees were compromised, he doesn’t explain how they were compromised, he said that, therefore, the investigations were not being done the way he wanted them to be done. So I think there are a lot of questions which Amidu has to answer in light of the response issued by the office of the President.” he stated.

Source: Ghana Waves

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