Private legal Practitioner Lawyer Maurice Ampaw is calling on the government to drag resigned Special Prosecutor Mr. Martin Amidu before the law court with the charges of causing financial loss to the state.
According to Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, excuses given by Mr. Amidu in his letter of resignation were not tangible and reasonable to enough for the country to accept.
“What kind of incompetency, wicked Special Prosecutor has the state had? Martin Amidu should be dragged to court for causing financial loss to the state. Because for the two years Mr. Amidu has received his salary, allowances. For the two years of sitting in his office and all he could do was to write epistles, releasing one letter to the other and huge press conferences”. Lawyer Maurice Ampaw said in an interview with Angel Fm Kumasi monitored by MyNewsGH.com.
He also accused Mr. Amidu of using the office of the Special Prosecutor in settling personal scores as most of the things he wrote or responded to were never related to his outfit.
In his letter addressed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Mr Amidu said he went through what he describes as “traumatic experience when he conveyed in a thirteen (13) page letter the conclusions and observations on the analysis of the risk of corruption and anti-corruption assessment on the Report On Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions and Other Matters Related Thereto”.
Mr. Amidu also protested that he had accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor on one condition – the president’s “firm promise to respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor”.
The Special Prosecutor was sworn into the Office of the Special Prosecutor on Friday, February 24, 2018, by President Akufo Addo at the Jubilee House.
He was the country’s first Special Prosecutor.
But Maurice Ampaw who was furious said “after not being able to prosecute John Mahama who you identified as the government official one in the infamous Airbus Scandal and other issues, on what basis have you resigned? He is 419, he is fake”, he said adding that Martin Amidu is not serious in executing his duty”