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LOCAL NEWS: "Akufo-Addo Will Be Responsible If Anything Happens To Me" - Martin Amidu

Ghana's Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has hinted that President Akufo Addo will be held responsible if anything bad happens to him.

According to him, he is aware of the threats of murder on his life and the burning of his houses.

In an interview with an Accra-based radio station, he said “All these threats of murdering me and burning [my] houses, I am aware…I know the persons behind it and the President will be responsible for anything that happens to me,”

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He also revealed that ever since he resigned as Special Prosecutor, he has received numerous personal attacks adding all efforts to get the National Security Minister, Kan Dapaah has proven futile.

"Now, I am a private citizen and nobody can control me and I have the constitutional rights to defend myself and the country. I am safe, I am a Ghanaian, and I don't fear anything. To die in the course of fighting corruption is what I started with President Jerry Rawlings since 31st December 1981 and I am not going to leave it because some people think they can threaten me, I don't give a damn about that"

"As to what I will do, I will reserve that to myself but whatever happens to me, I lay my life on the republic and the President has a constitutional duty to protect me. I do not need any security at my house or to follow me and anyone who makes an attempt will have himself to blame"

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Ghana's Special Prosecutor laid down his tools few days after Late President Rawlings passed away.

The resignation of the Special Prosecutor came as a big blow as some scores of Ghanaians called for Mr. Martin Amidu to explain what accounted for his leaving of office.

In the resignation letter, the former Special Prosecutor revealed that he felt unsafe after he released the corruption risk assessment report on the much-talked-about Agyapa Royalties deal.

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“I have said that I was not going to talk to the press since my resignation. I’m being pushed by so-called responses to me that contain blatant falsehood. But I do not want anybody to blame me when I speak out and it becomes unpalatable. So, either the attacks stop or I’ll defend my integrity. It is something I won by dint of hard work from PNDC till date. So I will not allow anybody, not even the President, to pull that integrity into the mud,”

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith