Removing me from case challenging eligibility as Special Prosecutor is unfair–Amidu

Martin Amidu, the Special Prosecutor, has bemoaned the way the Supreme Court has removed him as a defendant in a case challenging his eligibility for the position of Special Prosecutor.

The decision of the Supreme Court was based on an application by the Attorney General who argued that Mr Amidu by his position was regarded as a public officer hence it would be inappropriate to defend himself in court.

According to Mr Amidu, he would do a better job in defending himself in the case than the Attorney General or any other lawyer.

The court in February said Mr Amidu was not a proper party to the case as the position in question is one which falls under article 88 of the constitution which requires the Attorney General to represent a public official.

But in an interview, Mr Amidu explained that “my fate now depends on how well the Attorney General handles the case, a situation I am unhappy but I will continue to do my job as I await the outcome of the case.

“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 Attorney-General 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 stricken to fall on somebody’s sword.

“That is what is happening now because it is only the Attorney-General who is in the case, 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,” Mr Amidu fumed.

Dr Dominic Ayine, a former Deputy Attorney-General, in February 2019, filed a suit to challenge the nomination of Mr Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor and the lawsuit, contended that Mr Amidu, being 66 years of age, was too old to hold public office, under which the Special Prosecutor’s position falls.

The defendants in the suit were the Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo, and Mr Amidu himself, but the Attorney-General has ensured that Mr Amidu is no longer considered a party to the case.

Show More
Back to top button