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General News of Monday, 27 May 2019

Source: ghanaguardian.com

Special Prosecutor's office staff incur Amidu's wrath for leaking confidential documents

A staff of the office of the Special Prosecutor has incurred the wrath of Mr. Martin Amidu for leaking confidential information and documents to unauthorized persons.

The staff, PW/D. Sgt. Yaa Boakyewaa has been handed with an indefinite suspension by the no nonsense Special Prosecutor.

In a letter addressed to the IGP, Mr. Amidu explained the basis of her suspension, insisting that the officer in question showed gross insubordination and impudence in his presence when she was marched to his office to sign a letter of receipt of her suspension letter.

The letter read: “She continued rudely and very insubordinately and had the impudence to tell me in the presence of the Deputy Special Prosecutor, the Secretary to the Office, the acting Head of the Investigations Division, and a senior officer of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) that I had no right to address her as a Sergeant when she had been promoted to an Inspector.”

Martin Amidu in the document said after indicating to Sgt. Yaa Boakyewaa that the IGP had not communicated her supposed promotion formally to him, she “gave me a good dressing down and threw the letter on a table in my office.”
Martin Amidu revealed in his letter to the IGP, which was also copied to President Akufo-Addo, the Interior Minister, Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) and the Secretary of the OSP, that he had discovered that the said officer had in the past been involved in a sex tape controversy.

“…that did not make her a fit and proper person of integrity and morality to have been seconded to this Office whose mandate requires that exhibition of the highest degree of morality, integrity and honour.”

Last week, a list of 25 cases supposedly being pursued by the Office of the Special Prosecutor went viral on social media, with some persons named in the cases raising objections about their culpability in the said cases they were named in.
Although the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Mrs Ofori-Kwafo denied that the list was authentic, it was widely reported in the media with some expressing regret that such a list would leak from the office.

Martin Amidu has however indicated in the documents submitted to the IGP over the incident gave indications that the list was fake and creation of PW/D. Sgt. Yaa Boakyewaa.