My Only Regret In Life Is To Have Trusted Akufo-Addo To Con Me To Be SP - Martin Amidu

My Only Regret In Life Is To Have Trusted Akufo-Addo To Con Me To Be SP - Martin Amidu



The Former Special Prosecutor Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu has expressed the regret and sadness for exhibiting naivety in also accepting the proposal to be Special Prosecutor in 2018. According to him, he only trusted the sheepish decision by President Akufo Addo to appoint him to the position, which he never touts as


an achievement. The only regret I have in life is to have trusted President Nana Akufo-Addo in such a sheepish manner as to have allowed him to have conned me into agreeing to be his Special Prosecutor in a naïve but the sincere belief on my part that he was intent on fighting corruption and was also against using the process of



criminal justice administration as an instrument of the political discrimination against his political opponents, Mr Amidu wrote in an article he says is a sequel to one titled A Short Tenure Fighting Corruption and Political Discrimination Is More Honourable published on Friday, July 9. The article also comes after Attorney General



and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame is said to have indicated in an interview on Metro TV that but for his spirited defense in the court as a Deputy Attorney General, Mr Amidu would not have become the Special Prosecutor which he so much touts about. Mr Amidu responded: The position and the status of the Special



Prosecutor was not one I would ordinarily have agreed to be nominated and appointed to after declining the nomination for the Supreme Court in the 1999 and as I also indicated on oath at my vetting but for the fact the President invited, cajoled, promised, and assured me that the appointment was also going to be on terms



personal to me and vowed to ensure my independence and that of the Office. He also described the Attorney General as having the effrontery, childlike pomposity and arrogance to have granted the referenced interview. Mr Amidu resigned his position on Monday, November 16, 2020, citing political interference in his work.