Martin Amidu Resigns As Special Prosecutor

Martin Amidu

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has resigned from his position.

In a letter addressed to President Nana Akufo-Addo, Mr. Amidu said he was resigning to “enable Your Excellency to take steps to appoint a replacement to that position as required by law.”

He suggested that President Akufo-Addo has not been able to ensure his independence and freedom of action and the Special Prosecutor.

“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 in the letter.

There had been rumors in the past that Mr Amidu wanted to step down from his position.

Sources said in the past that at one point, he went to the Jubilee House to inform President Akufo-Addo that he was no longer interested in the role as Special Prosecutor.

That, according to insider information, was because a number of top NPP government officials were frustrating him from carrying out his duty efficiently and effectively.

Sources said some NPP officials virtually placed stubbornly blocks on the way his effective investigation of some alleged corruption cases.

 

By Jamila Alweley Okertchiri

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