Akufo Addo refers petition for removal of Special Prosecutor to Chief Justice

The President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has referred a petition demanding the impeachment of Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, to the Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo for action.

The petition by former Minister of Justice and Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, cites procurement breaches in the purchase of vehicles for the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
He accuses Mr. Agyebeng of misconduct involving judges and the administration of justice. He argues that the recent press conference held by the OSP to complain about judges constitutes abuse of judges and brings the judiciary into disrepute.


Martin Amidu’s petition, also claims by arresting individuals such as Cecilia Dapaah and Prof. Frimpong Boateng, the Special Prosecutor abused their rights.

He is alleging violations of citizens’ rights through arrests and detentions, breaches of the right to information, and improper appointments of personnel to the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
My xyzonline.com sources indicate the President forwarded the petition dated April 30, 2024, to the Chief Justice on May 6, 2024.

The Chief Justice is expected, in accordance with Article 146, to decide if there is a prima facie case to establish a committee for Mr. Agyabeng’s impeachment.

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