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Special Prosecutor resigns from office

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has resign from office saying it is no enable the President to take steps to appoint a replacement as required by law.

In a letter to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, he said he has not been able to ensure his independence and freedom of action.

“The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor,” he said.

The former Attorney-General also said he had a traumatic experience after his corruption risk assessment on the Agyapa Deal.

“In undertaking the analysis of the risk of prevention of corruption and anti-corruption assessment I sincerely believed that I was executing an independent mandate under the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Act, 2017 (Act 959) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor (Operations) Regulations, 2018 (L. I. 2374).”

“The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me beyond any reasonable doubt that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and recovery of assets of corruption. My position as the Special Prosecutor has consequently become clearly untenable,” Mr. Amidu said in the letter.

Source: Ghana Waves

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