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Akufo-Addo has directed IGP to provide Martin Amidu with police protection - Eugene Arhin

By Mutala Yakubu
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Director of Communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin says President Akufo-Addo has directed the Inspector General of Police James Oppong Boanuh to provide Martin Amidu with police protection.

This comes after Martin Amidu who resigned as the Special Prosecutor earlier this week made claims on November 19, 2020 that his life was under threat.

Mr Amidu went as far to say should anything happen to him the President should be blamed.

Eugene Arhin says Akufo-Addo has taken notice of the claims made by Mr Amidu and has acted by directing the IGP to ensure he is safe.

Martin Amidu has in an interview asked members of the governing NPP to desist from peddling falsehood about him.

Martin Amidu said if the attack does not stop he will be forced to respond which may be unpalatable for them.

He has refuted claims by the MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong that he has a medical condition for which he should not have been appointed.

According to him, the claims that he has a medical report in Germany are untrue.




Martin Amidu on Monday, November 16, 2020, resigned from his position as the Special Prosecutor.

In a resignation letter to the President, Martin Amidu said: "The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor."

The Presidency on Tuesday released a letter to counter allegations Mr Amidu made in his resignation letter.

Portions of the President's respond said: “At no point did the President ask you to shelve the report, so he could “handle the matter”. It is difficult to see in what way and in what context the President would seek to “handle the matter” when the matter was already public knowledge and had led to the Ministry of Finance suspending action on the Agyapa transaction in anticipation of your report”, the President said.