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I’ve not been served writ challenging my appointment – Amidu

Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, says he has not received any writ from the Supreme Court supposedly challenging his eligibility for the position. “I wish the public to know that nobody has served me personally with any writ or statement of case or injunction challenging my nomination, approval and appointment so as to restrain me from accepting this appointment,” ...

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Your independence is assured – Nana Addo tells Amidu

Swearing-in of Martin A.B.K Amidu as Special Prosecutor

Contrary to suggestions that the Office of the Special Prosecutor may not achieve much because there’s likely to be some executive influence, President Akufo-Addo has reassured Martin Amidu, that the independence of his office will not be compromised by the executive or any other arm of government. The President gave the assurance when he swore in Mr. Amidu today [ ...

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‘Witch-hunting propaganda won’t stop me’ – Amidu

Swearing-in of Martin A.B.K Amidu as Special Prosecutor

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has promised not to fail in delivering on his mandate to fight corruption in the country, saying not even claims that he will embark on a political witch-hunting drive will deter him from working. “I have given Mr. President my word of honour that I will discharge the duties of the burdensome you have entrusted ...

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Amidu sworn in as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor

Swearing-in of Martin A.B.K Amidu as Special Prosecutor

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in Martin Amidu as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor. Mr. Amidu was sworn in today [Friday] at the Flagstaff House in the presence of the Vice President, Chief of Staff, Attorney General and other government officials. After Mr. Amidu had been sworn in, President Akufo-Addo reminded him of the high expectations of the citizenry. “The Ghanaian ...

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Don’t run away if you are not corrupt – Martin Amidu

Yet-to-be sworn-in Special Prosecutor, Martin A.B.K. Amidu has stated that public officials in the current and previous administrations do not have to go into hiding if they have not engaged in corruption or any corruption-related activities. “There is no need for any citizen to go into exile as some are alleged to have done, or to contemplate or fear my ...

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I had to protect my sources during vetting – Amidu

Incoming Special Prosecutor and former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has strongly defended his assertion that his criticism of the Mahama administration through his various articles, were sometimes based on perceptions and opinions. Following his vetting by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor, Mr. Amidu has been criticized by the National Democratic Congress [NDC] Minority, for failing to ...

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Martin Amidu writes: My parting thoughts as citizen vigilante

The right to criticize a fellow citizen, however vigorous, cannot be defamatory of that citizen or even in contempt of court when it is kept within the limits of reasonable courtesy and good faith. As Lord Justice Salmon said in R v Metropolitan Police Commissioner; Ex Parte Blackburn at pages 155-156: “…The criticism here complained of, however rumbustious, however wide ...

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Minority not divided over Ayine’s suit against Amidu- Inusah

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini

Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini, has refuted suggestions that the National Democratic Congress [NDC] Minority is divided over the suit by caucus member, Dominic Ayine, against the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor. Mr. Fuseini insisted on Eyewitness News that the though the Minority was in support of the appointment of Mr. Amidu, Dr. Ayine was entitled to defend ...

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‘Parliament was right in approving Amidu despite suit’ – AG

Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has defended the approval of Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor despite a suit at the Supreme Court challenging his eligibility over his age. “Parliament has not been injuncted. The mere initiation of a suit does not serve as an injunction. In the absence of that, I think Parliament is ...

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Parliament ‘ignores’ Ayine, approves Amidu as Special Prosecutor

Parliament has approved Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor to tackle corruption cases in the country. Prior to that, Deputy Minority Ranking Member on Constitutional Affairs, Dr. Dominic Ayine, asked Parliament to put the approval on hold, as his suit against Mr. Amidu’s nomination is still pending at the Supreme Court. Drawing on Standing order 93(1), Dr. Ayine ...

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