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Akufo-Addo gave me duplicate of Ofori-Atta’s remarks to imbue into Agyapa report yet I cannot – Amidu

Published by on November 17th, 2020.

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Martin Amidu

In his acquiescence letter to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, previous Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu, legitimately told the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces that he was unable to guide him probably to the extent his treatment of the debasement and against defilement evaluation report of the questionable Agyapa Royalties bargain was concerned, and would not “deal” with the President, who demanded the counter defilement crusader inject Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta’s remark about the arrangement, to his (SP’s) last report.

Mr Amidu, in his debasement and hostile to defilement hazard appraisal report on the arrangement, said the Transaction Advisor(s) included were vulnerable to “nepotism, cronyism and partiality”.

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In his abdication letter to the President dated Monday, 16 November 2020, be that as it may, Mr Amidu blamed Nana Akufo-Addo for meddling with the freedom of the Office of the Special Prosecutor concerning the defilement and hostile to debasement appraisal, in this manner, thought that it was “unsound” to stay in office.

He said the President on a few events, bothered him to either freeze the report or add a few remarks of his cousin, Mr Ofori-Atta, into the last evaluation report.

He stated: “Subsequent to accepting my letter under reference on 19 October 2020, you requested your Chief of Staff on 20 October 2020, to convey a pressing message actually to me around the same time”.

“At the point when she was unable to contact me on phone, she chose to welcome me recorded as a hard copy in her letter with reference number OP/COS/015 dated 2o October 2020, expressing that: ‘I have been coordinated by HE the President of the Republic, to convey a pressing message actually to you, today, 20 October 2020. I am anticipating considering you to be mentioned’.

“I got the Chief of Staff’s letter the following morning, 21 October 2020, and answered to her office as mentioned. The message she conveyed to me was that: You had trained that I was not T kɔo take care of my report on the Agyapa Royalties Transaction until I had met you on Friday, 23 October 2020.

“You were away in the Volta Region when I met the Chief of Staff.

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“I met Your Excellency in your office in the early evening of 23 October 2020 and I underscored the way that my letter dated 16 October 2020 to you was conveyed of the vital kindness of earlier data to your office as President of the Republic and the Commander-in-Chief liable for public security.

“I likewise underscored the way that the investigation of the danger of defilement and hostile to debasement evaluation, was led expertly, and couldn’t be assessed by the Minister of Finance or yourself, and my letter was especially not planned for you to guide me regarding how to lead the obligations of my office.

“Your Excellency demanded that I ought to retain any further activity on the report for multi week. I hesitantly consented to your terms however gave you notice quickly that I didn’t expect to proceed as the Special Prosecutor as a result of your obstruction the presentation of my capacities under the law.

“You in the long run welcomed me to your office at night of Sunday, 1 November 2020, where I, once more, attested that I was not going to deal over the autonomy of my capacity as the Special Prosecutor.

“I wouldn’t take the duplicate of the supposed remarks from the Minister of Finance you offered me, as that would have undermined my autonomy as the Special Prosecutor.

“I additionally wouldn’t hold my report to empower you handle the issue, which discloses my official statement to people in general on the morning of 2 November 2020 and the development with the dissemination of the full 64-page Agyapa Royalties Transactions Anti-defilement Assessment Report to the Public.”

“Unbeknownst to you that I had distributed the full 64-page report to people in general, you made a press proclamation be made dependent on my letter dated 16 October 2020 to you under reference which tried to politicize and minimize the reality of the expert investigation of the danger of debasement and against defilement evaluation announced by my office”.

“It, subsequently, got bountiful clear to me that I can’t proceed under your administration as the unique examiner since we can’t help contradicting the non-sectarian autonomy of the exceptional investigator in the presentation of the elements of my office in forestalling and battling debasement and defilement related offenses.”

As indicated by Mr Amidu, “the 64-page examination of defilement and hostile to debasement appraisal report, unveils a few genuine debasement and debasement related offenses in regard of which I expected to open full examinations as the Special Prosecutor.”

“I can’t do that now after your political obstruction in the presentation of elements of the workplace for about fourteen days – from 20 October 2020 to 1 November 2020 – finishing in your mandates on how the counter defilement evaluation report of Agyapa Royalties Limited Transaction by this office ought to be dealt with by the chief speculates unveiled by the counter debasement appraisal report”.

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He added: “All the more significantly, Your Excellency was going about as an appointed authority in your own court in usurping my capacities to make any free subsequent moves on the counter defilement evaluation report when you knew from my 13-page letter of 16 October 2020, passing on the ends and perceptions of the counter debasement appraisal report to you that negative enemy of defilement appraisal had been made against the lead of your office in the technique received in allowing the Executive Approval dated 24 March 2020 and your consent of the Minerals Income Investment (Amendment) Act, 2020 (Act 1024) on 27 August 2020 planned to retroactively affect the parliamentary endorsement of the exchanges archive conceded on 14 August 2020.

“Pages 31 to 33; and 52 to 53 of the full 64-page report, submitted to you on 2 November 2020, contains the definite enemy of debasement appraisals on these issues. The complete of the previous mediations by you in my capacities, make my situation as the Special Prosecutor, indefensible”.

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3 Responses

    1. Catherine

      - 4:59 pm

      Keep it up dear

    1. Catherine

      - 5:00 pm

      Keep it up dear
      Nice content

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