Breaking: Martin Amidu resigns as Special Prosecutor

Ghana’s Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has resigned from his position effective Tuesday, November 17, 2020, UPSANEWSROOM.com has gathered.

In a letter sighted by UPSANEWSROOM.com addressed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Mr Amidu said he accepted the position because of the assurance that his actions will not be interfered with.

However, UPSANEWSROOM.com has learnt the government has been meddling in the affairs of the Special Prosecutor leading to his decision to resign.

President Akufo-Addo with Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu

Mr Amidu has noted his decision is to pave way for “your Excellency to take steps to appoint a replacement to that position as required by law.”

“The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor,” the anti-corruption crusader said.

Martin Amidu was appointed by the President in January 2018 as the first occupant of the newly created Office of the Special Prosecutor following the recommendation of the Attorney-General.

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