- Martin Amidu has expressed grave worry with the nomination of Kissi Agyebeng as the next Special Prosecutor
- According to him, the nominee is deeply linked with the people behind the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal
- He flagged the deal as a conduit for perpetrating corruption
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Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has launched a scathing attack on Kissi Agyebeng, the nominee for the office of the Special Prosecutor.
Amidu, who resigned as the country’s first Special Prosecutor in the runup to the crucial 2020 general elections over “political interference” warned in his latest epistles that Ghanaians must be worried over the nomination of Agyebeng.
He resigned as the special prosecutor after his explosive corruption and anti-corruption risk assessment report on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal in which he said there was reasonable suspicion of “bid-rigging and corruption” as well as the likelihood for “illicit financial flows and money laundering” in selecting the deal’s transaction advisor(s).
In his latest essay issued on April 29, 2021, and titled ‘DO NOT DEFAME MARTIN AMIDU IN THE PROPAGANDA TO NOMINATE A NEW SPECIAL PROSECUTOR’, Amidu described Agyebeng as a “surrogate” of the defenders of the controversial Agyapa royalties deal.
“Asaase Radio and the nominator of the proposed new Special Prosecutor know or ought to have known the extent of the involvement of their surrogate as a lawyer for suspects in pending suspected corruption cases in which the Government showed an undue interest in the Office of the Special Prosecutor,” he wrote.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, a member of the seven-member panel that sat on the 2020 election petition, said the Supreme Court expected the petitioner to provide pink sheets supporting his allegations of electoral irregularities and lack of a clear winner in the presidential poll.
Former President John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) petitioned the apex court after rejecting the outcome of the presidential polls.
He argued in his petition that the December 9 declaration by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the presidential election was flawed.
According to him, there was no winner in the election, and that the Supreme Court should set aside the EC chairperson’s declaration and order for a rerun between him and the president.
The Apex Court, however, dismissed the petition, stating that it cannot order a rerun of the 2020 presidential polls.
The panel held that the former president failed to adduce “cogent evidence” to back his claims that there was no winner in the December 7, 2020, presidential elections.
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Source: Yen Newspaper