Anti-corruption crusader, Martin Amidu has revealed why he resigned from his post as the first Special Prosecutor of Ghana.
In a two-page letter addressed to the President, Mr Amidu said he was pushed to resign because of the “threats” he received after his work on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal spearheaded by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Attah.
Mr Amidu tendered in his resignation letter on Monday, November 16, 2020 with barely 23 days to the December General Elections.
The anti-corruption has revealed the “traumatic experience” that he went through in the hands of government appointees compelled him to resign from his position.
In a letter to Parliament after investigating the Agyapa deal described as “shady” by political opponents and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Mr Amidu advised the reconsideration of the deal since it was not in the interest of Ghana.
“I write in pursuant to Sections 2(1) c, 29 and 73 of Act 959 and Regulation 31 (1) and (2) of L. I. 2374 mandates the Office to exercise the functions and powers of the prevention of corruption, to request you to provide this office with information and all documents related to and/or in connection with the approval given by parliament to the Agyapa Royalty Transaction to assist this office to execute its prevention of corruption object,” the letter from the Special Prosecutor to Parliament read.
However, it appears the first major work of Mr Amidu courted the displeasure of the government leading to threats on his life, a development that left him traumatised.