General News of Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Source: classfmonline.com

My 'children' are not 'my children' - Martin Amidu

Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, says his "children" are now adults and, so, in his opinion, are no more "my children".

Mr Amidu said so far as his biological children are above 18 years and considered adults, he has no control over them and, therefore, does not consider them his children.

Mr Amidu’s opinion about father-child relationship came to light when he appeared before the parliament's Appointment Committee on Tuesday, 13 February 2018.

Interrogating his Curriculum Vitae, the former Attorney General, said he almost wrote no child at the portion allocated for children on his CV, because his children are all adults and he does not consider them to be children.

He said: “Honestly, I was going to say no child and I used adult children because I have no responsibility for these people. So, as far as I’m concerned, they are not my children.

"If you go to the UK and tamper with anybody of this age, you will go to jail. So it’s because of the ambiguity of the question that I put those names there but my family matters are private.”