The major news circulating across all platforms is the sudden resignation of Martin Amidu from his position as a Special Prosecutor.
In a letter addressed to Nana Akufo-Addo, Mr Amidu charged the president to find a suitable replacement for him.
“This is to inform the public that I resigned from my position as the Special Prosecutor of the Office of the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect upon the submission of my letter of resignation with reference number OSP/2/AM/14 dated November 16, 2020, which was received at the Office of the President at 15:15 HRS this afternoon,” he said in his letter to the President.
On the reasons on why he tendered in his resignation, Mr. Martin Amidu, who announced his resignation from a public office for the second time, revealed he is unable to fight corruption.
According to him, he is resigning based on the fact that he does not feel that President Nana Akufo-Addo has done enough to safeguard the independence of his office.
Again, Mr Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu disclosed in his press statement that “the reaction he received for performing his responsibility convinces him that he was not expected to have performed his independent responsibility”.
“In undertaking the analysis of the risk of prevention of corruption and anti-corruption assessment I sincerely believed that I was executing an independent mandate under the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Act, 2017 (Act 959) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor (Operations) Regulations, 2018 (L. I. 2374). The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me beyond any reasonable doubt that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and recovery of assets of corruption. My position as the Special Prosecutor has consequently become clearly untenable,” he said.