SP Martin Amidu has resigned

Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has resigned from his post.

Mr. Amidu in a resignation letter to the President said “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,” a part of the letter sighted by Starr News said.

Mr Amidu’s resignation comes on the back of his claims that his prosecutors are compromised.

In a statement on reasons for the delay in investigating corruption claims against the dismissed Public Procurement Authority boss, Amidu said: “The resolution of the Adjenim Boateng Adjei case was taking too long to investigate because my seconded staff investigators appeared compromised. I, therefore, asked for an interim report to be submitted to the President on the referral on the Adjenim Boateng Adjei case.

“When the first draft report was submitted to me, I felt scandalised. I called a management meeting on August 10, 2020, with the investigators’ and pointed out how the incriminating evidence in their possession were inconsistent with their interim report.

“I suspended all on-going investigations in all cases except those affecting pending cases in Court. I tasked the investigators to tabulate within one week the total deposits Mr Adjei had made into his bank accounts. This is still outstanding to date.”

Manasseh calls on Amidu to resign

Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni on Monday urged Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to resign from his post following his persistent complaints about inadequacies in his office.

“My surprise is why Martin Amidu hasn’t resigned. Because he keeps giving one reason to the other, if all of these is continuing and you have no solution to it, the best is to resign so they could be some attention to the challenges in that office.

“You have somebody in office and for 3 years the only work he’s done is the Agyapa deal. So if there are challenges that are not being resolved, the best thing for him [Martin Amidu] is to resign”.