Lawyer Akoto Ampaw to be named the special prosecutor

Lawyer Akoto Ampaw to be named the special prosecutor

- Nana Addo is expected to name Lawyer Akoto Ampaw as special prosecutor

- Lawyer Philip Addison who helped the NPP in the 2012 election petition is also part of the team

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YEN.com.gh has gathered President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, will be appointing Akoto Ampaw and Philip Addison as the legal partners for the Special Prosecutor's Office.

Lawyer Akoto Ampaw

Lawyer Akoto Ampaw will be the special prosecutor who will be teaching corrupt officials a lesson

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Lawyer Akoto Ampaw is believed to be a partner of the law firm, Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co whereas Philip Addison was the legal counsel for the NPP during the 2012 election petition.

Meanwhile, the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo, has allayed the fears of political opponents saying the special prosecutor bill will not result in witch-hunting.

The president has stated that the special prosecutor will strictly work with fact and evidence not hearsay.

Anytime a politician is stigmatized for criminal conduct, the witch-hunting chorus rises from their [the pursuing government’s] political opponents,” Nana Addo stated.

The establishment of the Special Prosecutor's Office has seen civil society organizations and international partners warn the government to ensure that the office is not influenced by government.

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Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye, has assured that government will ensure the powers of the special prosecutor do not clash with that of the Attorney General.

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