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Amidu Will Push it to the Very Limits – Oliver Barker Wades Into Kissi Agyabeng’s Removal

According to Oliver, knowing both Kissi Agyabeng and Martin Amidu as principled legal practitioners, Amidu would vigorously pursue the petition to its fullest extent.

As required by Article 146 of the Constitution, the Chief Justice, Justice Gertrude Torkorno is determining whether there is a prima facie case to form a committee to impeach Mr. Agyabeng after receiving a forwarded petition from President Akufo-Addo. Kissi Agyabeng is the nation’s second-ever special prosecutor.

He is facing the possibility of impeachment, which is a charge of wrongdoing brought against the holder of a public office in which his integrity is called into doubt over the validity of breaching procurement rules among others.

His predecessor, Martin Amidu, wrote the petition to remove Agyabeng from office on April 30, 2024, which the President of the Republic forwarded to the Chief Justice on May 6, 2024.

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In a conversation on The Accra Times’ ‘FRANK TALK’ with Oliver Barker-Vormawor as the guest, he shared his thoughts on the petition by Martin Amidu to President Akufo-Addo to remove Kissi Agyabeng as Special Prosecutor of Ghana,

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According to Oliver, knowing both Kissi Agyabeng and Martin Amidu as principled legal practitioners, Amidu would vigorously pursue the petition to its fullest extent.

“…But this test of scrutiny is important, every public official must face an aspect of it. But I do hope for his (Kissi Agyabeng) sake and for the work we are hoping for and for what many people are hoping that he survives that test. I am certain that Amidu will push it  to the very limits, to make sure that he proves or establishes the test or makes it rigorous for Kissi. But I am also praying on the other side that he (Kissi) survives it, however both things can be true, which is possible.” Mr. Barker-Vormawor said.

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Martin Amidu, who has previously criticized the current Special Prosecutor for a lack of “experience” in the job. Relentless times, Mr. Amidu has accused Agyabeng of shielding certain persons under the OSP’s investigative radar, particularly regarding the case of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas (who was once Agyabeng’s client) and Charles Bissue, a former political appointee.

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