Martin Amidu files petition for removal of Kissi Agyabeng as Special Prosecutor

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President Akufo-Addo has received a petition from former Special Prosecutor Mr. Martin Amidu, asking for the removal of Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, the current Special Prosecutor, from office.

The petition, dated April 30, 2024, accuses Mr. Agyebeng of misbehavior involving judges and the administration of justice, and it charges procurement violations in the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) car purchase.

In his petition, Mr. Amidu alleges that the OSP has improperly appointed individuals, violated his right to information, and violated his citizens’ rights through arrests and detentions.

The impeachment procedure seems to be connected to Mr. Agyebeng’s contentious news conference, when he asserted that judges were plotting against him.

According to Mr. Amidu, these comments denigrate the judiciary and amount to abuse of judges.

This comes after rumors that Mr. Agyebeng chose to conduct a news conference to voice his dissatisfaction with his position rather than comply with requests to quit.

Furthermore, Mr. Amidu claims that by making arrests, the Special Prosecutor violated the rights of people like Prof. Frimpong Boateng and Cecilia Dapaah.

Additionally, he claims that his request for appointment letters and pay information for every OSP employee to be sent on a pen drive constituted a breach of his right to information.

The petition expresses concerns over the nomination of people to the OSP.

The President has sent the petition to the Chief Justice in compliance with the law.

The Chief Justice is presently evaluating whether there is sufficient evidence to form an impeachment committee for Mr. Agyebeng, as required by Article 146 of the Constitution.


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