Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has revealed that his only regret in life is trusting the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo and accepting his offer to take up the job of as a Special Prosecutor.
In an article Martin Amidu wrote as a sequel to ‘A Short Tenure Fighting Corruption and Political Discrimination Is More Honourable’ published on Friday, July 9, exclaimed that Akufo Addo conned him into agreeing to become his Special Prosecutor naïvely.
“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 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 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.
He also slammed Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame in the article for saying in an interview on Metro TV that but for his spirited defense in court as a Deputy Attorney General, Mr Amidu would not have become the Special Prosecutor “which he so much touts about”.
On that, Mr Amidu replied:
“The position and status of Special Prosecutor was not one I would ordinarily have agreed to be nominated and appointed to after declining nomination for the Supreme Court in 1999 as I indicated on oath at my vetting but for the fact the President invited, cajoled, promised, and assured me that the appointment was going to be on terms personal to me and vowed to ensure my independence and that of the Office.”