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General News of Saturday, 18 May 2019

Source: peacefmonline.com

'Relax, Amidu is gathering facts to prosecute' – John Boadu

The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party [NPP], John Boadu says claims that Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu’s office has been ‘wasteful’ is “laughable” after urging Ghanaians to “relax”.

Many have said the NPP may have fallen in their attempt to fight corruption by appointing Mr Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu as Special Prosecutor.

But John Boadu on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’ argued that, the former Attorney General will soon ‘strike’ with prosecutions when concrete evidences are gathered.

“They should just relax; Amidu is gathering facts to start prosecution,” he said.

Cases At Office Of Special Prosecutor

Report says some 26 cases are receiving attention at the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

It includes opposition figures as high profile as former President John Mahama and government appointees under the Akufo-Addo administration, such as Board Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Company and National Chairman of the governing NPP, Mr. Freddie Blay.

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has so far filed one case in court among the alleged 25 cases which have piqued his interest.

The office, which is the President’s promised solution to political graft, was created by law in 2018.

Martin Amidu is a former Attorney-General who resigned from the John Atta Mills’ administration and made a name for himself in chasing after ill-gotten funds while a lackadaisical state pussyfoots.

He was sworn in as the first Special Prosecutor on March 1, 2018, with a secured tenure which is believed, will protect the appointee from political interference which is said to have undermined the fight against corruption.