SP NOMINEE : MARTIN AMIDU QUESTIONS HIS INDEPENDENCE
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SP NOMINEE : MARTIN AMIDU QUESTIONS HIS INDEPENDENCE



By Jerry Akornor 


Former Special Prosecutor Martin Alamisi Amidu is questioning the independence and impartiality of newly nominated Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng to discharge his duties if approved by Parliament.

Office of the Special Prosecutor became vacant after Martin  Amidu resigned in the run up to 2020 polls over alleged interference in his risk assessment of controversial Agyapa Deal by President Akufo-Addo.

Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng was recently nominated by Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame six month in line with law after the position became vacant.


Even before Kissi Agyebeng is vetted and approved by vetting Committee of Parliament Martin Amidu says the independence and impartiality of the newly nominated Special Prosecutor is questionable. Mr. Amidu in a document revealed that Kissi Agyebeng has closed ties with Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko and current Attorney General who are in support of the controversial Agyapa Deal also referred to by the latter as the most corrupt of all deals in the history of Ghana. 

Apart from that, Martin Amidu is questioning the mood of appointment of Mr. Agyebeng through the current Attorney General and Minister of Justice contrary to his past appointment by President Akufo-Addo and suspects foul play. 

Meanwhile, Anti-graft Campaigner Vitus Azeem has urged President Akufu-Addo to hasten slowly in firming up nomination of Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor.

 "If this man, Kissi Agyebeng is linked to Agyapa Deal, I think non-partisan body to advertise and come up with independent person to occupy office of the Special Prosecutor, " he said.

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