The President has asked the Inspector General of Police to provide a 24-hour protection for the former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu.
This follows Mr Amidu’s claim that his life has been threaten after he released a corruption risk assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Deal.
The Director of Communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin in a statement said “The attention of the Office of the President has been drawn to claims by Mr. Martin Amidu, the former Special Prosecutor, of threats made against his life since his resignation from office. The President has, thus, directed the Inspector General of Police to provide Mr Amidu immediately with 24 hour police protection”.
The statement also said Mr Amidu is to assist the police with details of the people that have issued such threats to his life.
“The former Special Prosecutor is also encouraged to assist the police with details of persons who have made these threats against his life, so that they can be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country.” the statement added.
However, Martin Amidu in an interview with journalist, Umaru Sanda Amadu said he is convinced that his life is under threat and that the President should be held responsible if anything happens to him.
“All these threats of murdering me and burning [my] houses, I am aware…I know the persons behind it and the President will be responsible for anything that happens to me,” he said.
He also he decide not to engage in media banter after his resignation and has therefore warned government officials to stop the attacks else he will release more salvos.
“I have said that I was not going to talk to the press since my resignation. I’m being pushed by so-called responses to me which contain blatant falsehood. But I do not want anybody to blame me when I speak out and it becomes unpalatable. So, either the attacks stop or I’ll defend my integrity. It is something I won by dint of hard work from PNDC till date. So I will not allow anybody, not even the President, to pull that integrity into the mud,” he said.
Source: Ghana Waves