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President Akufo-Addo Sends Petition For Removal Of Special Prosecutor To Chief Justice – Report

President Akufo-Addo Sends Petition For Removal Of Special Prosecutor To Chief Justice – Report
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Based on the information gathered, the Chief Justice has received a petition from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo asking for the dismissal of Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyabeng.The petition, dated April 30, 2024, was sent to the President by former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu and conveyed to Justice Gertrude Torkonoo on May 6, 2024.Mr Amidu alleges procurement breaches in the purchase of vehicles for the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) and abuses involving judges and the administration of justice.Other allegations include violations of citizens’ rights through arrests and detentions, violations of the right to information, and improper appointments of personnel to the office.

Former Attorney General and Minister for Justice Martin AmiduAccording to information obtained, the Chief Justice is currently considering whether there is sufficient evidence to form an impeachment committee for Mr. Agyabeng, as mandated by Article 146 of the Constitution.

Sources indicate that may be related to an explosive press conference held by the Special Prosecutor, during which he alleged that judges had conspired against him.

For instance, former Attorney General and Minister for Justice Martin Amidu alleges that Mr Agyabeng’s press conference complaints about the judiciary constitute abuse of judges and bring the Judiciary into disrepute.See also US Commends Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo On Commitment To Economic Reforms.

This impeachment process follows reports that the Special Prosecutor declined demands to resign and instead held a press conference to express frustrations with his work.

Mr Amidu also claims that by arresting individuals such as Cecilia Dapaah and Prof. Frimpong Boateng, the Special Prosecutor abused their rights.

Additionally, he alleges a violation of the right to information when Mr Agyabeng requested appointment letters and salary details of all OSP staff to be put on a pen drive for him, as well as issues with the appointment of personnel to the office.

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