Martin Amidu resigns as special prosecutor

The special prosecutor, Mr.Martin Amidu has resigned from his post.

Mr.Amidu in a letter addressed to the president says his decision is to allow the president to take steps to appoint his replacement as required by the laws of the country.

He added that President Akuffo Addo has not been able to ensure his independence and freedom of action.

“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,”Martin Amidu in his resignation letter.

“The one condition upon which i accepted to be nominated as the special prosecutor when you invited me to your office on january 10th 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 stated.

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