- Martin Amidu resigned from his position as the special prosecutor, on Monday, November 16, 2020,
- He stated various reasons in his resignation letter one of which is having several life threats
- President Akufo-Addo however directed the IGP to provide security to the former special prosecutor
- In response Amidu said he does not needs any kind of protection
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The former special prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Benz Kaiser Amidu, seems to be a very hard nut to crack.
Martin Amidu resigned from his position as the special prosecutor, on Monday, November 16, 2020, stating various reasons in his resignation letter.
One of the pointers in his resignation letter was that he had received several death threats after he presents the corruption assessment report of the Agyapa Royalties deal.
Amidu mentioned how he had put his life on the line to serve Ghanaians and how the Presidnet has the constitutional duty protect him.
He said he does not need any security at his house or to follow him around.
Martin Amidu added that anybody who makes an attempt, he will have himself to blame.
"I put my life on the Republic of Ghana and the President will be responsible for anything that happen to me . . . I laid my life on the Republic of Ghana and the President has the constitutional duty to protect me. I don't need any security at my house or to follow me and anybody who makes an attempt, he will have himself to blame," he exclaimed.
Amidu in an interview with Citi FM reiterated that some people within the government threatened to burn his house and also send armed robbers to attack him.
He further revealed he has made attempts to bring the attention of the National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah to the attacks but he has not picked his calls.
He therefore warned that President Akufo-Addo will be responsible for any bad thing that should happen to him.
Following these complaints, President Akufo-Addo issued a directive to the Inspector General of Police, to dispatch security details to his house.
In a related development, Martin Amidu said anybody who tried to fight corruption must be aware from the beginning that the whole idea of fighting corruption is a mere rhetoric.
The former attorney general spoke of deliberate attempts by members of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP to tarnish his credibility for refusing to be a poodle of the president.
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