The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, has directed the Inspector General of Police to provide 24-hour police protection for the former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu.
This comes at the back of an interview Martin Amidu granted City FM’s Umaru Sanda Amadu earlier today to respond to some allegations raised by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.
Speaking in the interview, he said he has been receiving threats because he dared to conduct corruption risk assessment into the controversial Agyapa deal. He said he doesn’t fear death because he has a clean conscience and worked from his heart and to the best of his knowledge.
In a statement issued by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, the president ha directed the IGP to provide 24-hor security for Martin Amidu. He has also urged him to report the threats to the Police for them to conduct investigations into his claims and allegations.
Find the statement below:
The attention of the Office of the President has been drawn to claims by Mr Martin Amidu, the former Special Prosecutor, of threats made against his life since his resignation from office. The President has, thus, directed the Inspector General of Police to provide Mr Amidu immediately with 24-hour police protection.
The former Special Prosecutor is also encouraged to assist the police with details of persons who have made these threats against his life, so that they can be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country.
See a screenshot below: