Jump to navigation

Vol 61 No 23

Published 19th November 2020


Anti-corruption boss 'no poodle'

Ghana's independent Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, resigned his post on 16 November after experiencing government interference in his job, he said in a letter to President Nana Akufo-Addo. Amidu said the actions of the head of state had convinced him that 'you had laboured under the mistaken belief that I could hold the Office of the Special Prosecutor as your poodle'. Amidu has been experiencing strong pushback ever since he published a critical report on the corruption risks in the Agyaba project, which plans to raise up to US$500 million on the London Stock Exchange for the gold industry.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 305 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.