Akufo-Addo accepts Amidu’s resignation

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President Akuffo-Addo has accepted the resignation of former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu.

Both a letter from the office of Chief of Staff dated November 17, 2020, signed by Akosua Frema Osei-Opare and addressed to him, as well as a statement from the presidency which was signed by Eugine Arhin, acknowledged the letter of resignation written by Mr. Amidu and addressed to the President on Monday, November 16, 2020.

The former Attorney-General was appointed by President Akufo Addo on January 10, 2018, to serve as an independent prosecutor of all corruption-related crimes and also to prevent them.

However, Mr. Amidu has resigned citing interference in his work by the President himself who appointed him, as well as what he referred to as a “traumatic experience” between 20th October 2020 and 2nd November 2020 after releasing his 15-page corruption risk assessment on Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions among a plethora of other issues.

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