The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has submitted his letter of resignation to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
In a letter dated November 16, and headline, “Resignation of Appointment as Special Prosecutor with Immediate Effect”, sighted by GhanaPlus.com, Mr. Amidu said a letter of resignation has been sent to the Presidency to communicate his decision to that effect.
“This is to inform the public that I resign from my position as the special prosecutor with immediate effect upon the submission of my of resignation with reference number OSP/2/AM/ dated 16th November, 2020 which was received at the Office President at 15:15 HRS this afternoon”.
Martin Amidu attributed his decision to quit his anti-corruption office among other things, to public reactions over his recent report on the controversial Agyapa Royalties Limited Transaction, remuneration of his office, etc.
“I should not ordinarily be announcing my resignation to the public myself but the traumatic experience I went through from 20th October to 2nd November when I 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 Related Matters Thereto to the President, as Chairman of the National Security Council caution against not bringing my resignation as the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect to notice of the Ghanaian public and the world”.
In another, sent to the President,Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, Mr Amidu indicated that the President failed in ensuring the independence of his office.
“The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor,” Martin Amidu stated.