Special prosecutor Martin Amidu vows to prosecute someone in 2019

Special prosecutor Martin Amidu vows to prosecute someone in 2019

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has stated that his office will prosecute its first case in 2019 but he did not give an exact date for his first prosecution.

Amidu said investigations into some of the cases were far-advanced and legal proceedings will soon be commenced against persons at the center of those cases.

The former Attorney General was on Citi FM's Eyewitness News on Monday, January 14, 2019 to speak on the progress of the work of his office.

Th Office of the Special Prosecutor has been charged by an act of Parliament to prosecute matters of corruption relating to high-ranking officials of government.

Amidu, who was a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) but lost favour with the party, is expected to bring cases against former state officials who served under the banner of that party.

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Speaking in the radio interview, the Special Prosecutor said “God willing [his] office will prosecute its first case this year".

Martin Amidu was recently publicly criticised over his inability to prosecute any of the numerous alleged cases of corruption involving politicians of the previous and current government as expected by many Ghanaians.

It has been a year after his nomination and many have complained that he is yet to engage prosecutors several months after he officially started work.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, who had commended the appointment of Martin Amidu to head the Office, recently had cause to wonder about what may have kept him from prosecuting any cases of alleged corruption.

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He passed the comments on Wednesday, January 8, 2019, when the leadership of the Assemblies of God Church called on him.

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