- Martin Amidu has accused President Akufo-Addo of stopping the prosecution of MPs in the double salary scandal
- He also accused the president of playing dirty to get his ministers approved
- Amidu said the president threatened the NDC MPs with the double salary case
- He further noted that a former NDC Finance Minister was in charge of the negotiations
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stopped the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Gloria Akuffo, from charging the MPs in the infamous double salary scandal, Martin Amidu alleged.
The former Special Prosecutor made the allegation in his latest epistle in which he sought to set certain records straight.
In the epistle in response to reports in the media that he took over the double-salary scandal case and failed and did nothing before resigning, Amidu said the president’s action was for “political expediency.”
According to him, per the information he had picked, the then-Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions had both perused the case docket and had come to the conclusion that charges be filed against some of the suspects for prosecution.
But, “the Attorney General was instructed not to do so by the President who unconstitutionally usurped the investigatory and prosecutorial constitutional authority of the Attorney General on grounds of political expediency of having the suspects agreeable to play ball in Parliament for the Government”, he said.
He further accused the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of blackmailing some National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) with the double salary scandal.
This, according to him, was the reason why the opposition MPs passed all the president’s ministerial nominees, despite expressing grave dissatisfaction with some of them.
The former special prosecutor in an earlier YEN.com.gh’s report launched a scathing attack on Kissi Agyebeng, the nominee for the office of the Special Prosecutor.
Amidu resigned as the country’s first Special Prosecutor in the runup to the crucial 2020 general elections over “political interference”.
He warned in his previous 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).