Monday, 17 June

Remove Kissi Agyebeng -Martin Amidu to Akufo-Addo

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Kissi Agyebeng, OSP and Martin Amidu,former OSP

Former Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu has petitioned President Akufo-Addo to remove the current Special Prosecutor, Mr Kissi Agyebeng from his position.

 The petition, dated April 30, 2024, alleges procurement breaches in the purchase of vehicles for the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) and accuses Mr. Agyebeng of misconduct involving judges and the administration of justice.

Mr Amidu's petition includes allegations of violations of citizens' rights through arrests and detentions, breaches of the right to information, and improper appointments of personnel to the OSP.

 The impeachment process appears to be linked to a controversial press conference held by Mr. Agyebeng, during which he claimed that judges had conspired against him. 

Mr Amidu argues that these remarks constitute abuse of judges and bring the Judiciary into disrepute.

This development follows reports that Mr. Agyebeng refused demands to resign, choosing instead to hold a press conference to express his frustrations with his role.

 Additionally, Mr Amidu asserts that the Special Prosecutor abused the rights of individuals such as Cecilia Dapaah and Prof. Frimpong Boateng by arresting them.

 He also alleges a violation of the right to information when he requested appointment letters and salary details of all OSP staff to be provided on a pen drive. 

Concerns about the appointment of personnel to the OSP are also raised in the petition.

In accordance with the law, the President has forwarded the petition to the Chief Justice. 

As stipulated by Article 146 of the Constitution, the Chief Justice is currently determining whether there is a prima facie case to warrant the establishment of a committee for Mr. Agyebeng's impeachment.

Source: Mensah