Special Prosecutor resigns amidst threats over Agyapa deal, unpaid benefits

by Business Zone

Anti-corruption crusader, Martin Amidu has said a key reason for his resignation from the position as Special Prosecutor is the threats and reactions he received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties anti-corruption report.

In a statement that heralded his resignation, Martin Amidu said, “the events of November 12, 2020, removed the only protection I had from the threats and plans directed at me for undertaking the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption assessment reports and dictates that I resign as the Special Prosecutor immediaitely. Fear is the enemy of change and I am prepared from the vacuum created on November 12, 2020, to meet the threats of my demise as the price to pay for serving my country”.

Copy of the statement

He also stated that certain benefits which were due him and his deputy have not been paid.

 “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.

By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe

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