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Martin Amidu Resigns As Special Prosecutor

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Martin Amidu Resigns As Special Prosecutor

Martin Amidu has resigned from his position as the Special Prosecutor.

A letter from him addressed to the President said, his decision is to “enable Your Excellency to take steps to appoint a replacement to that position as required by law.”

He added that President Akufo-Addo has not been able to ensure his independence and freedom of action.

“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,” he stated.

Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 till January 2012. He is the man, who introduced the word ‘gargantuan‘, into the lexicon of Ghanaian politics, when he opened the can of worms about the Woyome scandal which was set to be the worst financial scandal in Ghana’s fiscal history at the time.

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On 11 January 2018, Martin Amidu was named by the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, as the Special Prosecutor for the newly created Office of the Special Prosecutor.

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