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Special Prosecutor is being hunted because of Akufo-Addo’s corrupt nature – NDC

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A prominent figure within the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Henry Osei Akoto, has rebuked President Akufo-Addo over a petition seeking the removal of Kissi Agyebeng from his role as the Special Prosecutor.

Akoto believes that despite the petition reportedly submitted by former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu, President Akufo-Addo is also implicated in the move to dismiss Agyebeng from his position.

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He contends that the president aims to replace Agyebeng with someone more aligned with his agenda, ensuring compliance with directives to avoid future prosecutions.

In a statement on his social media page, he expressed, “I think the burgeoning removal of the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng is a grand scheme by President Akufo-Addo and the Akyem Mafia to remove the man from office and fix a partisan apparatchik who will not prosecute them when Bawumia finally loses miserably,”

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These remarks came after a JoyNews report revealed that President Akufo-Addo has forwarded a petition for Kissi Agyebeng’s removal as Special Prosecutor to the Chief Justice.

The petition, dated April 30, 2024, was delivered to the president by former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu and subsequently transmitted to Justice Gertrude Torkonoo on May 6, 2024.

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Allegations cited in Amidu’s petition include procurement irregularities in the acquisition of vehicles for the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) and alleged misconduct involving judges and the justice system.

Further accusations encompass violations of citizens’ rights through arrests and detentions, breaches of the right to information, and inappropriate staff appointments to the office.

Under Article 146 of the Constitution, the Chief Justice is currently evaluating whether there is adequate preliminary evidence to warrant the establishment of a committee to investigate Agyebeng’s potential impeachment.

“I think the burgeoning removal of the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng is a grand scheme by President Akufo-Addo and the Akyem Mafia to remove the man from office and fix a partisan apparatchik who will not prosecute them when Bawumia finally loses miserably,” he wrote on his X page.

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