- A law professor, Kweku Asare, has advised Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, to focus on his work and stop complaining
- His comments come after Martin Amidu revealed that some people have deposited monies into his accounts
A US-based Ghanaian law professor, Kwaku Asare, has advised Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, to focus on his core mandate of investigating and prosecuting corrupt public officials.
He added that Amidu needs to stop writing articles to complain about happenings in the Ghanaian society.
According to Professor Asare, a recent article in which Mr Amidu raised issues about some suspicious money deposited into his personal account by his judgment debtor, was needless since the payment was not illegitimate.
According to Amidu, his account balance as of 3 August 2018, skyrocketed by “more than five-fold”.
“On 3rd August 2018, I was amazed when I went to one of the branches of my bank to make a cash withdrawal by cheque from my current account only to be informed that the balance to my credit on the account had leaped more than five-fold from my last balance on 7th July 2018.
My account had been credited on 19th July 2018 with a transferred payment,” his article stated.
The anti-corruption campaigner said he was alarmed by the development, and to protect his integrity, immediately ordered the branch manager to return the money to wherever it came from.
Amidu, however, in the article, said he, after a letter demanding explanations for the suspicious money, found out that the amount was in favour of a court judgment he won in September 2014.
Taking to his Facebook page, Prof Asare said: “I do not understand the Special Prosecutor’s insistence that a bank should seek a customer’s consent before crediting her account with a transfer."
According to him, it will be better to focus attention on people who embezzled deposits of customers, thereby willfully causing financial loss to the state.
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