Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has leveled severe charges against Kissi Agyebeng, his replacement.
Martin Amidu accused the Special Prosecutor of seeking to conceal inefficiency, corruption, and malpractice inside the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).
The former anti-corruption crusader claims Agyebeng is attempting to shift attention away from the alleged misconduct inside the OSP by blackmailing the administration and soliciting support from opposition members.
“The Special Prosecutor, William Kissi Agyebeng, is so desperate to protect the mismanagement, the culture of corruption, massive staff recruitment malpractices, and public procurement malpractices which have become pervasive and endemic within the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) on the blind side of President Nana Akufo-Addo.”
“Kissi Agyebeng has resorted to blackmailing the government and courting leading members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to create the impression that it is his appointing authority that is impeding his so-called fight against corruption.”
Martin Amidu added, “The unfortunate facts gathered from information and intelligence are that Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor cannot extricate himself from the pervasive suspected corruption and corruption-related offences taking place within the OSP itself in connection with recruitment corruption, and public procurement malpractices the OSP is mandated to prevent, investigate, and prosecute.”
“The OSP’s suspected corruption pot should never be allowed to call the citizen suspected of corruption’s kettle black in the fight against corruption and public procurement malpractices in Ghana.”
Amidu also questioned Agyebeng’s reasons for selectively publicizing cases, stressing corruption allegations against former NPP government appointees.
He speculates that Agyebeng’s activities are politically motivated, with the goal of gaining public sympathy by presenting the current administration as impeding his anti-corruption operations.
“One wonders the reasons Kissi Agyebeng has for selectively causing a social media post on only former NPP Government appointees being tried for corruption and corruption-related offences as though corruption offences have political colourations.”