Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has warned against false publication against him relative to his tenure as the Special Prosecutor and the reasons that led to his resignation.
His caution comes in the wake of the appointment of a new Special Prosecutor, Mr Kissi Agyebeng and accompanying publications by some media houses.
Portions of his statement released on the appointment of a new SP and other related matters said “By all means, let anybody root for his or her preferred Special Prosecutor as an insurance against prosecution for corruption in Government but leave me out of the propaganda.
“I am honouring an undertaking by my silence in not commenting on public affairs. Stop tempting me to speak by the defaming propaganda against me. It will not be in anyone’s interest.”
The statement added “Asaase Radio and the nominator of the proposed new Special Prosecutor know or ought to have known the extent of the involvement of their surrogate as a lawyer for suspects in pending suspected corruption cases in which the Government showed an undue interest in the Office of the Special Prosecutor which I await to see how independently and impartially those cases will be handled to conclusion should the President submit the name of the nominee to Parliament, he is approved, and then appointed,”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated 43-yr-old Kissi Agyebeng as their SP pending his vetting and approval by the Appointment Committee of Parliament.
Mr Agyebeng will step into one of the most scrutinised roles in public office in Ghana but his background suggest he has had experience of being in the limelight for some time.
From lecturing for years at the Ghana Law School to his well-documented travels on his private Instagram page, representation of some of the most popular names in media and sports, the Kwahu native has been very much in the public space.
Agyebeng has been practicing law for some time but it wasn’t until he represented former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan that he was thrown into the media space. In 2015, he represented Gyan in the case in which Sarah Kwablah assued Gyan of rape and sodomy.
Before then in 2014, Agyebeng had been Gyan’s public voice and face when the former Sunderland player was accused of sacrifice killing after his friend and musician Castro disappeared in an accident on the Volta River in Ada. As the accusations went on, Agyebeng addressed a press conference in Accra where he accused the media of “wild allegations and rumours … ranging from the absurd – of the imputation of criminality to [Gyan] in the sense that he either murdered Castro or had him kidnapped – and ending with the ludicrous – that he sacrificed him spiritually to enhance his career.
“We have been silent while these wild allegations and rumours have been peddled in the media. We have been silent not because we are concealing anything or that we do not feel the need to fully state what, from our reckoning, had happened in Ada. We have been silent because we did not want to interfere with police investigations,” the statement said.
Agyebeng has also represented investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the many legal challenges that has sprung up against his work. That representation led to a major fall out with political, MP and businessman Kennedy Agyapong.
Agyebeng accused the MP of inciting violence against the investigative journalist Ahmed Suale who was murdered and asked the MP to be questioned. But an angry Agyapong mocked Agyebeng’s looks, called him stupid and more.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana