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Former Public prosecutor, Martin Amidu has accused President Akufo Addo of attempting to persuade him to shelve the Agyapa report. In a 27 page response to the President, Martin Amidu said he became convinced that the President was not committed to the fight against corruption. Mr. Amidu resigned on Monday, November 16 citing “the lack of respect of the independence of his office.” He said: “The events of 12/11/20 removed the only protection I had from the threats & plans directed at me for undertaking the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption assessment report & dictates that I resign as the Special Prosecutor immediately”.

According to Mr Amidu in his latest response” I became more convinced beyond any further reasonable doubt after my second meeting with the President in his office in the evening of Sunday 1st November 2020 when the President attempted to persuade me to shelve the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transaction anti-corruption assessment report to allow him to deal with the matter through a  statement to the public”.

Mr Amidu further stated that “God (represented by the Holy Spirit in my catholic faith) was in his own divine way revealing to me for the first time that the President of Ghana only looked like the innocent flower of the fight against corruption but was indeed the mother serpent of corruption under the innocent-looking flower of anti-corruption”.

According to him “this manifestation put a knife on the things that held the President and I together as comrades crusading against corruption leading to my defiant press release in the early morning of 2nd November 2020”.