- Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has opened up about how he lost his job as the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice
- According to him, the then president, John Evans Atta-Mills was reluctant to fire him
- He disclosed that the late president was pressured to relieve him of his duties
Martin Alamisi Amidu was unanimously endorsed by Parliament on Tuesday February 13, 2018, to serve as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor.
In the course of his vetting, the astute lawyer, who once served as an Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, opened up on the circumstances under which he lost the job.
According to him, the then president of Ghana, John Evans Atta-Mills was reluctant to relieve him of his duties, but was nonetheless pressured to do so.
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He further stated that the decision to fire him was reached after a fallout with his former boss, but was never part of the punitive measures originally meant for him.
The anti-corruption campaigner, has stressed that he was not sacked by the former President for insubordination.
Information available to YEN.com.gh show that Alfred Agbesi Woyome, a businessman, allegedly stated that Amidu lost his job because he assaulted the late president.
In contrast to that assertion, Amidu revealed that he sought to resign after the altercation with the late president.
“Mr. Chairman, I can assure you that I was not dismissed for insubordination…there is a court judgement that stated that my dismissal was unlawful. So if anybody gives the impression that I was dismissed for insubordination, he should go to the court and read the judgment”, he emphatically stated.
Martin Amidu was nominated by President Akufo-Addo on January 11, 2018 to serve as a Special Prosecutor, following the passage of the Special Prosecutor Bill by the House of Parliament.