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Your petition was needless and opportunistic, I’m already probing Agyapa – SP Amidu to STRANEK

The special Prosecutor, Martin A.B.K. Amidu has branded a petition submitted to his office calling on him to probe into the controversy Agyapa deal as needless and populist.

Mr. Amidu in his reply to the petitioners, Strategic thinkers network (Stranek), said his office had already started looking into the deal since parliament approved the deal on 14th August and that he had requested parliament to furnish his outfit with the necessary documents which parliament has obliged.

He added further that all of these activities from his office has been a matter of public knowledge as it was widely publicized.

It is premised on this that he called the referenceless petition his office received today, 22nd September 2020 asking him to look into the Agyapa deal as populists, saying the petitioners want to claim undue credit for the process his office already started independently.

Your letter under reference, therefore, appears to this Office as an opportunistic and populist enterprise on your part to take credit for processes already independently commenced by this Office. In any case your letter containing mere speculations without more, does not present any reasonable basis for this Office to commit further resources to your request from the public purse.” The letter partly read.

READ THE FULL LETTER BELOW

22nd September, 2020
NII TETTEY TETTEH
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: STRANEK
P. O. BOX TN 1446, ACCRA

RE: PETITION FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF THE AGYAPA ROYALTIES DEAL

Your letter without reference number dated today, 22nd September 2020 on the above subject matter refers.

The Agyapa Royalties Agreements and related issues have been matters of national interest since they were approved by Parliament on 14h August 2020. It is also a notorious matter of public knowledge and notice that this Office on 10th September 2020 invoked its mandate pursuant to Sections 2(1), 29, and 73 of Act 959 and Regulation 31(1) and (2) of L. I. 2374
to examine any issues arising therefrom. (See “Special Prosecutor demands information on Agyapa deal from Parliament, September 11, 2020” and “Parliament to fumish Special Prosecutor with documents on Agyapa deal today, September 14, 2020”- citifmonline.com
and radio; Modern Ghana; Ghana Web; and other media houses also carried the same news with different headlines)

It is further in the public domain that Parliament and other public institutions have already responded to this Office’s request for information and documents

Your letter under reference, therefore, appears to this Office as an opportunistic and populist enterprise on your part to take credit for processes already independently commenced by this Office. In any case your letter containing mere speculations without more, does not present any reasonable basis for this Office to commit further resources to your request from the public purse.

Kindly,accept the assurances of the Special Prosecutor of the highest consideration.

Source: Ghanatribune.com