Akufo-Addo Set To Announce Kissi Adjebeng As Special Prosecutor


President Akufo-Addo will in the days ahead announce legal practitioner, Kissi Adjebeng as replacement for Martin Amidu for the position of the Special Prosecutor.

According to the Daily Graphic, Kissi Adjebeng who is the Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal is set to become the leader of the position which had Mr Amidu as its first occupant.

Mr Amidu tendered in his resignation as SP on November 15, 2020 almost three years into his seven-year tenure to lead the fight against corruption.

He cited “political interference in the independence of his office” as the main reason for his decision to resign.

He also said his office was given inadequate staff who were mostly on secondment, a situation that made it nearly impossible for his outfit to effectively carry out its functions.

In a letter to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Mr Amidu said the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the corruption risk assessment he conducted on the Gold Royalties Monetisation Transaction arrangement, popularly referred to as the Agyapa Deal, because of the reaction he got from the Presidency.

“The 64-page analysis of corruption and anti-corruption assessment report disclosed several corruption and corruption-related offences in respect of which I intended to open full investigations as the SP. I cannot do that now after your political interference in the performance of the functions of the office for two weeks, from October 20 to November 1, this year,” the letter alleged.


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