The Former Attorney General and Ministry of Justice Martin A. B. K. Amidu has been nominated as the Special Prosecutor.
It was rumoured that Lawyer Akoto Ampaw was likely to be appointed, but announcing the prosecutor at the Flagstaff House today, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo chose Martin Amidu.
His appointment will be sent to Parliament for approval.
Mr Amidu has been at the fore front of retrieving Ghana’s money from embattled businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome who was wrongfully given some GHC51000 judgement debt.
Some Ghanaians have described the President’s move as a ‘mafia tactics’ to jail appointees in the Mahama administration.
Present at the announcement of the Special Prosecutor include: Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Attorney General Gloria Akuffo, Chief of staff Frema Opare and other government appointees.
Martin A. B. K. Amidu is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 till January 2012. He is the man, who introduced the word ‘gargantuan’, into the lexicon of Ghanaian politics, when he opened the can of worms about the Woyome scandal which was set to be the worst financial scandal in Ghana’s fiscal history at the time.
Amidu served as the Deputy Attorney-General for about the last four years of the Provisional National Defence Council military government. Amidu is a member of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) After civilian rule was established in the Fourth Republic in January 1993, he continued to serve in the government of Jerry Rawlings as Deputy Attorney-General. This he did for both terms lasting eight years until January 2001.