Martin Amidu opens up about challenges in latest interview; says he is ready to die

Martin Amidu opens up about challenges in latest interview; says he is ready to die

- Ghana's Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has revealed that he is ready to die if that would help eliminate corruption from Ghana

- He added that the reason he often wrote to the public was that he wanted to reduce the level of expectations of his office

- Amidu added that some government agencies do not cooperate with his office

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has stated that he is ready to lay down his life in the course of fighting corruption in Ghana.

In an interview, he added that he is 68 years old and he isn’t bothered if he is killed in the course performing his duties.

Amidu, also known as ‘Citizen Vigilante’, went on to say that some reasons often compelled him to release statements concerning the state of his office to the media.

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The rationale for such a move, he explained, was because it is necessary for Ghanaians to lower expectations with respect to the prosecution of people accused of corrupt practices.

Per a report by adomonline.com, Amidu noted that two of the reasons for the slow pace of prosecutions initiated by his office was because his office is under-resourced and some government officials refuse to collaborate with him.

He added that it becomes a challenge to deliver on his mandate if there is friction between his office and heads of some government institutions.

In other news, a video of a mad man issuing threats at the premises of a bank has gone viral, YEN.com.gh has learned.

In the video, the mad man is seen holding a megaphone and demanding that all the monies in the bank be given to him.

He then threatens to kill anyone who tries to stop him but that does little to change the mind of a police officer walks towards him.

The policeman asks him to drop his weapon but the mad man refuses; he then advances towards the officer.

The policeman then fired a warning shot as he fled but this soon changed as other officers joined in to help restrain the mad man.

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