I Will Start Prosecutions This Year
The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has stated that his office will prosecute its first case in 2019.
Although he did not give an exact date for his first prosecution, Martin Amidu said investigations into some of the cases were far advanced and legal proceedings will soon be commenced against persons at the center of those cases.
Speaking in a Citi News interview, the Special Prosecutor said “God willing” his Office will prosecute its first case this year.
Martin Amidu, who was recently publicly criticised over his inability to prosecute any of the numerous alleged cases of corruption involving politicians of the previous and current government as expected by many Ghanaians a year after his nomination, complained that he was yet to engage prosecutors several months after he officially started work.
“It is difficult for me to say you are going to see the first prosecution tomorrow or tomorrow next. As we sit now, I am yet to have engaged prosecutors, I have a few investigators, I am trying to get a few prosecutors who will handle whatever dockets are completed….When I am certain that a citizen has to lose his right by being put before a court to answer for an offense, he will hear it. I don’t think it is proper for me to announce that somebody has been arrested and he is being investigated when you don’t even have any evidence as to whether the evidence is true or false” he said.