Policy think tank, Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa, STRANEK-Africa, have hit back at the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu.
The group described Mr Amidu as petty and incompetent.
STRANEK had earlier petitioned Mr Amidu to invoke the jurisdiction of the Special Prosecutor to open investigations into alleged cases of corruption, nepotism, conflict of interest and a general lack of openness and transparency that has characterised the Agyapa Royalties deal of the ruling Government.
However, Mr Amidu replied the group and told them his office have already commenced an investigation into the matter.
He also said the group is seeking to take credit for processes already independently commenced by his office.
Mr Amidu called their petition as an opportunistic and populist move and this has not gone down well with STRANEK.
In a sharp reply, STRANEK said they "find it petty of a Special Prosecutor to describe a petition sent to you in good faith and in the interest of the people of Ghana as an opportunistic and populist enterprise."
They expressed disappointment in Mr Amidu's reply which he said he sees their petition as mere speculations.
STRANEK ended by saying that they remain resolute in the face of Mr Amidu's unwarranted attack.
Below is the STRANEK reply