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General News of Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Source: mynewsgh.com

Ghanaians are not foolish – Amidu bares teeth at NPP

Martin Amidu, Ghana’s Special Prosecutor has launched a scathing attack at leaders of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) said to be interfering with his work; stating that Ghanaians are not foolish.

According to him, Ghanaians have seen a deliberate attempt by the party’s Director of Communication, Yaw Buaben Asamoa to defend the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over the issue pertaining to Charles Bissue.

“Hon Yaw Buaben Asamoa as the Communication Direct of his party on a previous occasion had the audacity to use the media to instruct me to prosecute “the low hanging fruits”, whatever that means.

Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa as the Communications Director of his party thinks that Ghanaians are so foolish that they may not suspect that his verbal attack on my Office in the media on Monday may be construed by rational citizens as a subtle way of defending the CID and a party colleague who was the subject of the alleged exoneration. He appears to pretend not to understand that there are several subtle ways of interfering with and indirectly stopping a fair investigation”, he said in a statement released on Tuesday July 23, 2019.

Mr. Amidu is challenging the decision by the CID to clear the former Secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) insisting his office has not yet cleared Mr Bissue of corruption allegations brought against him by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye P.I.

According to him, the police has no jurisdiction to clear Mr Bissue and his other colleague, one Andy Owusu of corruption charges.

He explained that Anas and his team petitioned his office in February this year, following the release of the documentary in which his office replied the petition in the same month and assured Anas and his team that his office would take the matter up.