Martin Amidu

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Martin Amidu said : “More importantly your excellency was acting as a judge in your own court, in usurping my functions to take any independent follow-up actions on the anti-corruption assessment report when you president knew from my 13 page letter of 16th October 2020, conveying the conclusions of the anti-corruption assessment report to you that negative anti-corruption assessment had been made against the conduct of your office in the procedure adopted in granting executive approval dated 24th March 2020 and your assent of the Minerals Income Investment (Amendment) Act 2020 (Act 1024) on 27th August 2020 intended to retroactively impact the parliamentary approval of the transactions document granted on 14th August 2020” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Anti-corruption Moses, Kindly tell Ghanaians your reason for refusing to interdict or order the Municipal Chief Executive for Bawku Municipal Assembly to vacate her office, even on voluntary or compulsory leave like you unconstitutionally did to Mr Daniel Domelevo, the constitutionally appointed Auditor General of Ghana,” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, November 27, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu written : “This assessment does not constitute an investigation even though formal investigations for the suspected commission of corruption and corruption-related offences may arise from this corruption risk assessment” External link

3NewsGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : "I am not surprised that he would stoop that low to make any allegation without any foundation in fact or in truth. I have never been to Germany on any occasion let alone for a medical checkup. I don't know any German hospital or any German clinic and therefore his allegations are false," External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu charged : “I put my life for the Republic of Ghana and the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu charged : “I put my life for the republic of Ghana and the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me” External link

ClassFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu added : “He would have been ostracised by the chiefs and people of the Kusaw traditional area for such blatant lie. And I challenge him [Kennedy Agyapong] to get Mahama Ayariga on the phone to confirm that he had documents proving that I had been to Germany for any type of treatment whatsoever,” External link

ClassFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : “The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you [President] invited me to your office on 10 January 2018, was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your government, my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor” External link

ClassFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu warned : “Please, I have said since I left office that I was not going to do any fresh interviews about my resignation, I was not going to talk to the press. I am being pushed by so-called responses to me, which contain blatant falsehoods, to speak but I do not want anybody to blame me when I speak out and it becomes unpalatable” External link

ghanaweb Friday, November 20, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu charged : “I put my life for the republic of Ghana and the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me” External link

ghanaweb Friday, November 20, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : “You had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : "You had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle," External link

news24 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “This is to inform the public that I resigned from my position as the Special Prosecutor of the Office of the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect upon the submission of my letter of resignation …,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me beyond any reasonable doubt that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and recovery of assets of corruption. My position as the Special Prosecutor has consequently become clearly untenable,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : “You had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, November 17, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : "You had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : "The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me ... that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “When a child is cursed by a father who brought him up from age three because of disrespect and insults to him, the child grows up to become the type of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa: with sharp teeth, both figuratively and physically and a scourge on all elders of the whole Ghanaian society except those who feed his greedy political stomach,” External link

ghanaweb Friday, November 13, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” External link

3NewsGhana Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Your Excellency, the wise and the brave former President John Dramani Mahama, man-up, wise-up, and be brave enough to come with two lawyers of your own choice to be cautioned and interrogated by this Office to demonstrate your valour and wisdom as not being the elected Government Official 1 and also as not being the first guarantor to Samuel Adam Mahama’s passport application” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Your Excellency, the wise and the brave former President John Dramani Mahama, man-up, wise-up, and be brave enough to come with two lawyers of your own choice to be cautioned and interrogated by this Office to demonstrate your valour and wisdom as not being the elected Government Official 1 and also as not being the first guarantor to Samuel Adam Mahama’s passport application” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, November 9, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Your Excellency, the wise and the brave former President John Dramani Mahama, man-up, wise-up, and be brave enough to come with two lawyers of your own choice to be cautioned and interrogated by this Office to demonstrate your valour and wisdom as not being the elected Government Official 1 and also as not being the first guarantor to Samuel Adam Mahama’s passport application” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, November 9, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “This Office has established the identity of elected Government official 1 to be former President John Dramani Mahama whose brother of the full blood is Samuel Adam Foster also known as Samuel Adam Mahama. The only reason the former President has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself insurance as the presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana and prudence dictated that the interrogation be held in abeyance during this election season,” External link

modernghana Friday, November 6, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, November 6, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “This Office has established the identity of elected Government official 1 to be former President John Dramani Mahama whose brother of the full blood is Samuel Adam Foster also known as Samuel Adam Mahama. The only reason the former President has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself insurance as the presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana and prudence dictated that the interrogation be held in abeyance during this election season,” External link

modernghana Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the only reason the former President [Mahama] has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the only reason the former President [Mahama] has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “All the parties to the Mandate Agreement are deemed to have known the law but ignored it with impunity in signing and implementing the Mandate Agreement which is null and void ab initio as violating the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) and the Public Procurement Authority Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended,” External link

CitiFMGhana Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “All the parties to the Mandate Agreement are deemed to have known the law but ignored it with impunity in signing and implementing the Mandate Agreement which is null and void ab initio as violating the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) and the Public Procurement Authority Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the only reason the former President [Mahama] has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu added ( about Mr Martin ) : “a Committee to Investigate the Processes of the Acquisition of Five Aircrafts (5) including Embraer 190 Aircraft and hanger for the Ghana Armed Forces consisting of Mr. William Aboah, Mr. George Amoah, and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) former Judge Advocate-General was put together” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said ( about Samuel Adams ) : “This is because Samuel Adam Mahama answers in court for the suspected allegations discovered by the investigation of this office against him as a Ghanaian citizen, the unwarranted politicisation of this simple corruption crime by his family and supporters will continue,” External link

ghanaweb Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I really don't care if I am told that the decision of the court is against me because I was a party. I am a better lawyer than anybody who can defend me in that case and yet the AG raised objection to my being there. When I filed all my pleadings and we reached the Memorandum of Understanding and I thought we were going to argue, I was striken to fall on somebody's sword. That is what is happening now because it is only the AG who is in the case so I am going to fall on her sword if she doesn't handle the case well. I don't give a damn, I'll just do my job,” External link

modernghana Monday, April 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu argued : “I’m concerned about the attack on heads of prosecutorial agencies, what we call the integrity institutions. Whether it is CHRAJ or police, anytime they do anything which one of the divides or several divides feels is not in their interest, they politicize it. You can’t have a nation which claims to fight corruption when deep down you think only your opponent must be caught and you shouldn’t be caught…” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “A review of your letter of complaint, however, has led the office to the conclusion that the facts and conjectures upon which you underpin your complaints do not raise any issues of corruption and corruption-related offences as narrowly defined under section 79 of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (ACT 959) to warrant any investigation by this office,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “This office, is by a copy of this letter, forwarding a photocopy of your letter to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service for consideration and possible action,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “A review of your letter of complaint, however, has led the office to the conclusion that the facts and conjectures upon which you underpin your complaints do not raise any issues of corruption and corruption-related offences as narrowly defined under section 79 of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (ACT 959) to warrant any investigation by this office,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “This office, is by a copy of this letter, forwarding a photocopy of your letter to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service for consideration and possible action,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “The Special Prosecutor has determined that the said referral and deferred prosecution of agreements and judgments accompanying them raise reasonable suspicion of the commission of corruption and corruption-related offences of bribery of public officers and the use of public office by public officers for private office which are offences falling within the mandate of this office under the office of the Special Prosecutor Act 2017 Act (595). A preliminary investigation was, accordingly opened on 4 February 2020 by this office into the allegations contained in the judgements referred to this Office aforesaid,” External link

modernghana Monday, February 10, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “Pressure groups never allowed the committee to function, but the very fact that the late President Mills constituted the committee meant that he was uncomfortable with and suspicious of the alleged inflated prices of the aircraft” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu asked : “Where is the evidence that I am responsible for the publication?” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu added ( about Mr Martin ) : “a Committee to Investigate the Processes of the Acquisition of Five Aircrafts (5) including Embraer 190 Aircraft and hanger for the Ghana Armed Forces consisting of Mr. William Aboah, Mr. George Amoah, and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) former Judge Advocate-General was put together” External link

ghanaweb Monday, November 11, 2019 7:28:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I told him 'No I won’t.'" He wrote to the judge with a certificate directing the judge how he should behave, the judge turned it downthere is nothing like bipartisan interference in the work of the office of Special Prosecutor when the legislature which made the law and gave the independence tries to interfere as to how it is executed,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu noted : “If there is no case, they should tell them or they are making a political dealI have always said, "We can’t use different yardsticks for different cases,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “He wrote to the judge with a certificate directing the judge how he should behave, the judge turned it downthere is nothing like bipartisan interference in the work of the office of Special Prosecutor when the legislature which made the law and gave the independence tries to interfere as to how it is executed,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, September 30, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu asserted ( about Late President Mills ) : “even though on 26th July 2011 the late Prof. Mills attempted to defend the purchase of the five aircrafts, he became convinced of the necessity to set up a committee to investigate those purchases” External link

ghanaweb Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said ( about Arbitration Tribunal ) : “It is more than one full year since an Arbitration Tribunal brought the arbitration proceedings in the Waterville Judgment Debt case to an end in a manner favourable to the Republic of Ghana” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “You ask for information you can’t get it, you ask for docket, the docket cannot be produced. You ask a minister for a record, the record cannot be produced. How do you fight corruption when those appointed by the president who has a vision are not coordinating with the office of the Special Prosecutor to achieve his mandate? That is the challenge we have to face,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “You are accordingly being invited, both as the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) and a Director and Shareholder of the said companies to assist in the investigation in pursuance of sections 29 and 73 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) and Regulation 10 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act (Operations) Regulations, 2018 (L.I. 2374)” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : "Your intentional, malicious and deliberate defamatory words used to describe any payments to me of any part of the outstanding orders of the Court given on 4th September 2014 were understood by ordinary and right-thinking members of the public to mean and you intended them to mean that the Government unlawfully had colluded with me in my capacity as the Special Prosecutor to dubiously pay me some money and other benefits resulting from Court orders," External link

ghanaweb Friday, August 2, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Should I not hear from you within the next seven days, I will be compelled to advise myself as to the proper action to take to vindicate my hard-won reputation which you have intentionally, maliciously and gravely injured and brought into disrepute,” External link

ClassFMGhana Friday, August 2, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : "I have never been paid any money by any Government in my official capacity or because of my position as the Special Prosecutor. Your intentional, malicious and deliberate defamatory words used to describe any payments to me of any part of the outstanding orders of the Court given on 4th September 2014 were understood by ordinary and right thinking members of the public to mean and you intended them to mean that the Government unlawfully had colluded with me in my capacity as the Special Prosecutor to dubiously pay me some money and other benefits resulting from Court orders," External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, August 2, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I am mandated to lead it in the achievement of that mandate. I do not need any direct or indirect instructions from any officeholder of any political party like him,” External link

ghanaweb Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu noted : “My investigators will handle it. When they are ready, they will give the dockets to us as prosecutors, we’ll assess it and we’ll make a decision. And then I’ll see who will stop me” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “There have also been cases where some heads of institutions have made it their habit to interfere with and undermine the independence of this Office by deliberately running concurrent investigations falling within the jurisdiction of this Office with on-going investigations in this Office for the sole purpose of aborting investigations into corruption and corruption-related offences,” External link

myjoyonline Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “Heads of institutions wantonly disregard statutory requests made by the Office for information and production of documents to assist in the investigation of corruption and corruption-related offences, in spite of the fact that the President has on a number of occasions admonished them on such misconduct. There have also been cases where some heads of institutions have made it their habit to interfere with and undermine the independence of this Office by deliberately running concurrent investigations falling within the jurisdiction of this Office with on-going investigations in this Office for the sole purpose of aborting investigations into corruption and corruption-related offences,” External link

myjoyonline Friday, July 19, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “There have also been cases where some heads of institutions have made it their habit to interfere with and undermine the independence of this Office by deliberately running concurrent investigations falling within the jurisdiction of this Office with on-going investigations in this Office for the sole purpose of aborting investigations into corruption and corruption-related offences,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “The biggest challenge facing the Office of the Special Prosecutor as an anti-corruption investigatory and prosecutorial body in spite of all the powers conferred upon it is not the President who promised the people of Ghana to establish the Office but the heads of institutions who simply refuse to comply with laws designed to ensure good governance and to protect the national purse by fighting corruption” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “Heads of institutions wantonly disregard statutory requests made by the Office for information and production of documents to assist in the investigation of corruption and corruption-related offences, in spite of the fact that the President has on a number of occasions admonished them on such misconduct. There have also been cases where some heads of institutions have made it their habit to interfere with and undermine the independence of this Office by deliberately running concurrent investigations falling within the jurisdiction of this Office with on-going investigations in this Office for the sole purpose of aborting investigations into corruption and corruption-related offences,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu told : “All we have to do is to make sure that our particulars meet the standard. I welcome the decision of the High Court, and in accordance with Section 14 (3) of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, I take ultimate responsibility for the lapse in the drafting,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the misunderstanding is clearly due to maybe the lack of appreciation by the press that by striking out counts 1, 3, 4 and 5, it follows that ordinary laymen will assume that we cannot investigate and prosecute offences once they come under the customs or Foreign Exchange Act” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu noted : “When I got the judgment, I had no doubt that the judge in the case did the right thing by not pronouncing on the ability of the office to investigate and prosecute under the Customs Act or the Foreign Exchange Act,” “What she [judge] did was to insist that there must be a nexus between the breach of the customs offence or the foreign exchange offence in the perpetration or in furtherance of the perpetration of a corruption or a corruption-related enterprise and this must be clearly stated and come out in the particulars of offence,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “In this case, counts one, three, four and five on our charge sheet, regrettably, fell short in the particulars in making any reference to any part of those offences having been allegedly perpetrated in furtherance of corruption and/or corruption-related enterprise,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu told : “All we have to do is to make sure that our particulars meet the standard. I welcome the decision of the High Court, and in accordance with Section 14 (3) of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, I take ultimate responsibility for the lapse in the drafting,” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the misunderstanding is clearly due to maybe the lack of appreciation by the press that by striking out counts 1, 3, 4 and 5, it follows that ordinary laymen will assume that we cannot investigate and prosecute offences once they come under the customs or Foreign Exchange Act” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu noted : “When I got the judgment, I had no doubt that the judge in the case did the right thing by not pronouncing on the ability of the office to investigate and prosecute under the Customs Act or the Foreign Exchange Act,” “What she [judge] did was to insist that there must be a nexus between the breach of the customs offence or the foreign exchange offence in the perpetration or in furtherance of the perpetration of a corruption or a corruption-related enterprise and this must be clearly stated and come out in the particulars of offence,” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “In this case, counts one, three, four and five on our charge sheet, regrettably, fell short in the particulars in making any reference to any part of those offences having been allegedly perpetrated in furtherance of corruption and/or corruption-related enterprise,” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I subscribe to the attempt to go to the Supreme Court. We should have the court pronounce on this once and for all,” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “When I got the judgment, I had no doubt that the judge in the case did the right thing by not pronouncing on the ability of the office to investigate and prosecute under the Customs Act or the Foreign Exchange Act,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu added : “perpetuation of a corruption-related enterprise and this must be clearly stated and come out in the particulars of the offence,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I subscribe to the attempt to go to the Supreme Court. We should have the court pronounce on this once and for all,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I subscribe to the attempt to go to the Supreme Court. We should have the court pronounce on this once and for all,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu added ( about Mr Martin ) : “a Committee to Investigate the Processes of the Acquisition of Five Aircrafts (5) including Embraer 190 Aircraft and hanger for the Ghana Armed Forces consisting of Mr. William Aboah, Mr. George Amoah, and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) former Judge Advocate-General was put together” External link

ghanaweb Sunday, June 16, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu added ( about Mr Martin ) : “a Committee to Investigate the Processes of the Acquisition of Five Aircrafts (5) including Embraer 190 Aircraft and hanger for the Ghana Armed Forces consisting of Mr. William Aboah, Mr. George Amoah, and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) former Judge Advocate-General was put together” External link

modernghana Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : "The Office of the Special Prosecutor wishes to state that nine out of 275 Members of Parliament cannot by any acceptable use of the English language be said to be a tall list even for the purposes of an invitation to release Members of Parliament to assist the investigation of corruption offences," External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT



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Emile Short added ( about Martin Amidu ) : “Now the use of seconded staff is not unusual in the public service. When CHRAJ was established, we also use seconded staff for our investigations. We used former Police Officers and other public officers, who were seconded to our office and once employees are seconded to your office, you have total control over them. "Now if he claims that some of these employees were compromised, he doesn’t explain how they were compromised, he said that, therefore, the investigations were not being done the way he wanted them to be done. So I think there are a lot of questions which Amidu has to answer in light of the response issued by the office of the President,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Kennedy Agyapong charged ( about Martin Amidu ) : “Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, November 20, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kennedy Agyapong charged ( about Martin Amidu ) : “Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” External link

3NewsGhana Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Kennedy Agyapong charged ( about Martin Amidu ) : “Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” External link

3NewsGhana Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

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Martin Amidu said : “More importantly your excellency was acting as a judge in your own court, in usurping my functions to take any independent follow-up actions on the anti-corruption assessment report when you president knew from my 13 page letter of 16th October 2020, conveying the conclusions of the anti-corruption assessment report to you that negative anti-corruption assessment had been made against the conduct of your office in the procedure adopted in granting executive approval dated 24th March 2020 and your assent of the Minerals Income Investment (Amendment) Act 2020 (Act 1024) on 27th August 2020 intended to retroactively impact the parliamentary approval of the transactions document granted on 14th August 2020” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Anti-corruption Moses, Kindly tell Ghanaians your reason for refusing to interdict or order the Municipal Chief Executive for Bawku Municipal Assembly to vacate her office, even on voluntary or compulsory leave like you unconstitutionally did to Mr Daniel Domelevo, the constitutionally appointed Auditor General of Ghana,” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, November 27, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu written : “This assessment does not constitute an investigation even though formal investigations for the suspected commission of corruption and corruption-related offences may arise from this corruption risk assessment” External link

3NewsGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : "I am not surprised that he would stoop that low to make any allegation without any foundation in fact or in truth. I have never been to Germany on any occasion let alone for a medical checkup. I don't know any German hospital or any German clinic and therefore his allegations are false," External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu charged : “I put my life for the Republic of Ghana and the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu charged : “I put my life for the republic of Ghana and the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me” External link

ClassFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu added : “He would have been ostracised by the chiefs and people of the Kusaw traditional area for such blatant lie. And I challenge him [Kennedy Agyapong] to get Mahama Ayariga on the phone to confirm that he had documents proving that I had been to Germany for any type of treatment whatsoever,” External link

ClassFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : “The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you [President] invited me to your office on 10 January 2018, was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your government, my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor” External link

ClassFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu warned : “Please, I have said since I left office that I was not going to do any fresh interviews about my resignation, I was not going to talk to the press. I am being pushed by so-called responses to me, which contain blatant falsehoods, to speak but I do not want anybody to blame me when I speak out and it becomes unpalatable” External link

ghanaweb Friday, November 20, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu charged : “I put my life for the republic of Ghana and the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me” External link

ghanaweb Friday, November 20, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : “You had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : "You had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle," External link

news24 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “This is to inform the public that I resigned from my position as the Special Prosecutor of the Office of the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect upon the submission of my letter of resignation …,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me beyond any reasonable doubt that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and recovery of assets of corruption. My position as the Special Prosecutor has consequently become clearly untenable,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : “You had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, November 17, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu wrote : "You had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : "The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me ... that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “When a child is cursed by a father who brought him up from age three because of disrespect and insults to him, the child grows up to become the type of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa: with sharp teeth, both figuratively and physically and a scourge on all elders of the whole Ghanaian society except those who feed his greedy political stomach,” External link

ghanaweb Friday, November 13, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” External link

3NewsGhana Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Your Excellency, the wise and the brave former President John Dramani Mahama, man-up, wise-up, and be brave enough to come with two lawyers of your own choice to be cautioned and interrogated by this Office to demonstrate your valour and wisdom as not being the elected Government Official 1 and also as not being the first guarantor to Samuel Adam Mahama’s passport application” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Your Excellency, the wise and the brave former President John Dramani Mahama, man-up, wise-up, and be brave enough to come with two lawyers of your own choice to be cautioned and interrogated by this Office to demonstrate your valour and wisdom as not being the elected Government Official 1 and also as not being the first guarantor to Samuel Adam Mahama’s passport application” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, November 9, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Your Excellency, the wise and the brave former President John Dramani Mahama, man-up, wise-up, and be brave enough to come with two lawyers of your own choice to be cautioned and interrogated by this Office to demonstrate your valour and wisdom as not being the elected Government Official 1 and also as not being the first guarantor to Samuel Adam Mahama’s passport application” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, November 9, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “This Office has established the identity of elected Government official 1 to be former President John Dramani Mahama whose brother of the full blood is Samuel Adam Foster also known as Samuel Adam Mahama. The only reason the former President has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself insurance as the presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana and prudence dictated that the interrogation be held in abeyance during this election season,” External link

modernghana Friday, November 6, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, November 6, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “This Office has established the identity of elected Government official 1 to be former President John Dramani Mahama whose brother of the full blood is Samuel Adam Foster also known as Samuel Adam Mahama. The only reason the former President has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself insurance as the presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana and prudence dictated that the interrogation be held in abeyance during this election season,” External link

modernghana Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the only reason the former President [Mahama] has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the only reason the former President [Mahama] has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “All the parties to the Mandate Agreement are deemed to have known the law but ignored it with impunity in signing and implementing the Mandate Agreement which is null and void ab initio as violating the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) and the Public Procurement Authority Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended,” External link

CitiFMGhana Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “All the parties to the Mandate Agreement are deemed to have known the law but ignored it with impunity in signing and implementing the Mandate Agreement which is null and void ab initio as violating the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) and the Public Procurement Authority Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the only reason the former President [Mahama] has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu added ( about Mr Martin ) : “a Committee to Investigate the Processes of the Acquisition of Five Aircrafts (5) including Embraer 190 Aircraft and hanger for the Ghana Armed Forces consisting of Mr. William Aboah, Mr. George Amoah, and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) former Judge Advocate-General was put together” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said ( about Samuel Adams ) : “This is because Samuel Adam Mahama answers in court for the suspected allegations discovered by the investigation of this office against him as a Ghanaian citizen, the unwarranted politicisation of this simple corruption crime by his family and supporters will continue,” External link

ghanaweb Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I really don't care if I am told that the decision of the court is against me because I was a party. I am a better lawyer than anybody who can defend me in that case and yet the AG raised objection to my being there. When I filed all my pleadings and we reached the Memorandum of Understanding and I thought we were going to argue, I was striken to fall on somebody's sword. That is what is happening now because it is only the AG who is in the case so I am going to fall on her sword if she doesn't handle the case well. I don't give a damn, I'll just do my job,” External link

modernghana Monday, April 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu argued : “I’m concerned about the attack on heads of prosecutorial agencies, what we call the integrity institutions. Whether it is CHRAJ or police, anytime they do anything which one of the divides or several divides feels is not in their interest, they politicize it. You can’t have a nation which claims to fight corruption when deep down you think only your opponent must be caught and you shouldn’t be caught…” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “A review of your letter of complaint, however, has led the office to the conclusion that the facts and conjectures upon which you underpin your complaints do not raise any issues of corruption and corruption-related offences as narrowly defined under section 79 of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (ACT 959) to warrant any investigation by this office,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “This office, is by a copy of this letter, forwarding a photocopy of your letter to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service for consideration and possible action,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “A review of your letter of complaint, however, has led the office to the conclusion that the facts and conjectures upon which you underpin your complaints do not raise any issues of corruption and corruption-related offences as narrowly defined under section 79 of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (ACT 959) to warrant any investigation by this office,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “This office, is by a copy of this letter, forwarding a photocopy of your letter to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service for consideration and possible action,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “The Special Prosecutor has determined that the said referral and deferred prosecution of agreements and judgments accompanying them raise reasonable suspicion of the commission of corruption and corruption-related offences of bribery of public officers and the use of public office by public officers for private office which are offences falling within the mandate of this office under the office of the Special Prosecutor Act 2017 Act (595). A preliminary investigation was, accordingly opened on 4 February 2020 by this office into the allegations contained in the judgements referred to this Office aforesaid,” External link

modernghana Monday, February 10, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “Pressure groups never allowed the committee to function, but the very fact that the late President Mills constituted the committee meant that he was uncomfortable with and suspicious of the alleged inflated prices of the aircraft” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu asked : “Where is the evidence that I am responsible for the publication?” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu added ( about Mr Martin ) : “a Committee to Investigate the Processes of the Acquisition of Five Aircrafts (5) including Embraer 190 Aircraft and hanger for the Ghana Armed Forces consisting of Mr. William Aboah, Mr. George Amoah, and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) former Judge Advocate-General was put together” External link

ghanaweb Monday, November 11, 2019 7:28:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I told him 'No I won’t.'" He wrote to the judge with a certificate directing the judge how he should behave, the judge turned it downthere is nothing like bipartisan interference in the work of the office of Special Prosecutor when the legislature which made the law and gave the independence tries to interfere as to how it is executed,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu noted : “If there is no case, they should tell them or they are making a political dealI have always said, "We can’t use different yardsticks for different cases,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “He wrote to the judge with a certificate directing the judge how he should behave, the judge turned it downthere is nothing like bipartisan interference in the work of the office of Special Prosecutor when the legislature which made the law and gave the independence tries to interfere as to how it is executed,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, September 30, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu asserted ( about Late President Mills ) : “even though on 26th July 2011 the late Prof. Mills attempted to defend the purchase of the five aircrafts, he became convinced of the necessity to set up a committee to investigate those purchases” External link

ghanaweb Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said ( about Arbitration Tribunal ) : “It is more than one full year since an Arbitration Tribunal brought the arbitration proceedings in the Waterville Judgment Debt case to an end in a manner favourable to the Republic of Ghana” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “You ask for information you can’t get it, you ask for docket, the docket cannot be produced. You ask a minister for a record, the record cannot be produced. How do you fight corruption when those appointed by the president who has a vision are not coordinating with the office of the Special Prosecutor to achieve his mandate? That is the challenge we have to face,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “You are accordingly being invited, both as the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) and a Director and Shareholder of the said companies to assist in the investigation in pursuance of sections 29 and 73 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) and Regulation 10 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act (Operations) Regulations, 2018 (L.I. 2374)” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : "Your intentional, malicious and deliberate defamatory words used to describe any payments to me of any part of the outstanding orders of the Court given on 4th September 2014 were understood by ordinary and right-thinking members of the public to mean and you intended them to mean that the Government unlawfully had colluded with me in my capacity as the Special Prosecutor to dubiously pay me some money and other benefits resulting from Court orders," External link

ghanaweb Friday, August 2, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “Should I not hear from you within the next seven days, I will be compelled to advise myself as to the proper action to take to vindicate my hard-won reputation which you have intentionally, maliciously and gravely injured and brought into disrepute,” External link

ClassFMGhana Friday, August 2, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : "I have never been paid any money by any Government in my official capacity or because of my position as the Special Prosecutor. Your intentional, malicious and deliberate defamatory words used to describe any payments to me of any part of the outstanding orders of the Court given on 4th September 2014 were understood by ordinary and right thinking members of the public to mean and you intended them to mean that the Government unlawfully had colluded with me in my capacity as the Special Prosecutor to dubiously pay me some money and other benefits resulting from Court orders," External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, August 2, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I am mandated to lead it in the achievement of that mandate. I do not need any direct or indirect instructions from any officeholder of any political party like him,” External link

ghanaweb Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu noted : “My investigators will handle it. When they are ready, they will give the dockets to us as prosecutors, we’ll assess it and we’ll make a decision. And then I’ll see who will stop me” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “There have also been cases where some heads of institutions have made it their habit to interfere with and undermine the independence of this Office by deliberately running concurrent investigations falling within the jurisdiction of this Office with on-going investigations in this Office for the sole purpose of aborting investigations into corruption and corruption-related offences,” External link

myjoyonline Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “Heads of institutions wantonly disregard statutory requests made by the Office for information and production of documents to assist in the investigation of corruption and corruption-related offences, in spite of the fact that the President has on a number of occasions admonished them on such misconduct. There have also been cases where some heads of institutions have made it their habit to interfere with and undermine the independence of this Office by deliberately running concurrent investigations falling within the jurisdiction of this Office with on-going investigations in this Office for the sole purpose of aborting investigations into corruption and corruption-related offences,” External link

myjoyonline Friday, July 19, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “There have also been cases where some heads of institutions have made it their habit to interfere with and undermine the independence of this Office by deliberately running concurrent investigations falling within the jurisdiction of this Office with on-going investigations in this Office for the sole purpose of aborting investigations into corruption and corruption-related offences,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “The biggest challenge facing the Office of the Special Prosecutor as an anti-corruption investigatory and prosecutorial body in spite of all the powers conferred upon it is not the President who promised the people of Ghana to establish the Office but the heads of institutions who simply refuse to comply with laws designed to ensure good governance and to protect the national purse by fighting corruption” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : “Heads of institutions wantonly disregard statutory requests made by the Office for information and production of documents to assist in the investigation of corruption and corruption-related offences, in spite of the fact that the President has on a number of occasions admonished them on such misconduct. There have also been cases where some heads of institutions have made it their habit to interfere with and undermine the independence of this Office by deliberately running concurrent investigations falling within the jurisdiction of this Office with on-going investigations in this Office for the sole purpose of aborting investigations into corruption and corruption-related offences,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu told : “All we have to do is to make sure that our particulars meet the standard. I welcome the decision of the High Court, and in accordance with Section 14 (3) of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, I take ultimate responsibility for the lapse in the drafting,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the misunderstanding is clearly due to maybe the lack of appreciation by the press that by striking out counts 1, 3, 4 and 5, it follows that ordinary laymen will assume that we cannot investigate and prosecute offences once they come under the customs or Foreign Exchange Act” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu noted : “When I got the judgment, I had no doubt that the judge in the case did the right thing by not pronouncing on the ability of the office to investigate and prosecute under the Customs Act or the Foreign Exchange Act,” “What she [judge] did was to insist that there must be a nexus between the breach of the customs offence or the foreign exchange offence in the perpetration or in furtherance of the perpetration of a corruption or a corruption-related enterprise and this must be clearly stated and come out in the particulars of offence,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “In this case, counts one, three, four and five on our charge sheet, regrettably, fell short in the particulars in making any reference to any part of those offences having been allegedly perpetrated in furtherance of corruption and/or corruption-related enterprise,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu told : “All we have to do is to make sure that our particulars meet the standard. I welcome the decision of the High Court, and in accordance with Section 14 (3) of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, I take ultimate responsibility for the lapse in the drafting,” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “the misunderstanding is clearly due to maybe the lack of appreciation by the press that by striking out counts 1, 3, 4 and 5, it follows that ordinary laymen will assume that we cannot investigate and prosecute offences once they come under the customs or Foreign Exchange Act” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu noted : “When I got the judgment, I had no doubt that the judge in the case did the right thing by not pronouncing on the ability of the office to investigate and prosecute under the Customs Act or the Foreign Exchange Act,” “What she [judge] did was to insist that there must be a nexus between the breach of the customs offence or the foreign exchange offence in the perpetration or in furtherance of the perpetration of a corruption or a corruption-related enterprise and this must be clearly stated and come out in the particulars of offence,” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “In this case, counts one, three, four and five on our charge sheet, regrettably, fell short in the particulars in making any reference to any part of those offences having been allegedly perpetrated in furtherance of corruption and/or corruption-related enterprise,” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I subscribe to the attempt to go to the Supreme Court. We should have the court pronounce on this once and for all,” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “When I got the judgment, I had no doubt that the judge in the case did the right thing by not pronouncing on the ability of the office to investigate and prosecute under the Customs Act or the Foreign Exchange Act,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu added : “perpetuation of a corruption-related enterprise and this must be clearly stated and come out in the particulars of the offence,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I subscribe to the attempt to go to the Supreme Court. We should have the court pronounce on this once and for all,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu said : “I subscribe to the attempt to go to the Supreme Court. We should have the court pronounce on this once and for all,” External link

myjoyonline Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Martin Amidu added ( about Mr Martin ) : “a Committee to Investigate the Processes of the Acquisition of Five Aircrafts (5) including Embraer 190 Aircraft and hanger for the Ghana Armed Forces consisting of Mr. William Aboah, Mr. George Amoah, and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) former Judge Advocate-General was put together” External link

ghanaweb Sunday, June 16, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu added ( about Mr Martin ) : “a Committee to Investigate the Processes of the Acquisition of Five Aircrafts (5) including Embraer 190 Aircraft and hanger for the Ghana Armed Forces consisting of Mr. William Aboah, Mr. George Amoah, and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) former Judge Advocate-General was put together” External link

modernghana Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Amidu stated : "The Office of the Special Prosecutor wishes to state that nine out of 275 Members of Parliament cannot by any acceptable use of the English language be said to be a tall list even for the purposes of an invitation to release Members of Parliament to assist the investigation of corruption offences," External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT



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Emile Short added ( about Martin Amidu ) : “Now the use of seconded staff is not unusual in the public service. When CHRAJ was established, we also use seconded staff for our investigations. We used former Police Officers and other public officers, who were seconded to our office and once employees are seconded to your office, you have total control over them. "Now if he claims that some of these employees were compromised, he doesn’t explain how they were compromised, he said that, therefore, the investigations were not being done the way he wanted them to be done. So I think there are a lot of questions which Amidu has to answer in light of the response issued by the office of the President,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Kennedy Agyapong charged ( about Martin Amidu ) : “Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, November 20, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kennedy Agyapong charged ( about Martin Amidu ) : “Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” External link

3NewsGhana Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Kennedy Agyapong charged ( about Martin Amidu ) : “Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” External link

3NewsGhana Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT