Ghana’s Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has with effect from today November 16, 2020 has resigned from his position.
In a letter addressed to the President, Martin Amidu said his decision to retire is to “enable Your Excellency to take steps to appoint a replacement to that position as required by law”.
“The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor,” he stated.
His resignation comes some hours after he released a statement on the investigation on the issues with regards to the former PPA Chief Executive Officer A. B Adjei.
In the statement he indicated that his work at the Office of the Special Prosecutor has been dragged because he was not well equipped and officers who were contracted from other Institutions to do the work were also compromised.
Martin Amidu since he was appointed as Special Prosecutor has complained about issues with regards to funding for his office and the influence of powers that be in the work done at the office.