Cynthia Lamptey appointed interim Special Prosecutor

Deputy Special Prosecutor Ms Jane Cynthia Naa Torshie Lamptey, has been approached to go about as Special Prosecutor until a meaningful one is delegated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following the abdication of Mr Martin Amidu from the post.

Ms Lamptey is an attorney of more than 30 years remaining at the Ghana Bar and previous acting Director of Public Prosecutions.

Remarking on her new task, Chairman of the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas, Dr Steve Manteaw said “Frantic. Cynthia Lamptey, Acting SP I salute you. It’s a troublesome errand, we know, however we confide in you to satisfy our yearnings.”

Her previous chief, Mr Amidu surrendered on Monday, November 16, refering to various explanations behind his renunciation.

He said in his letter to the president that “It is fundamental for me to state with the end goal of the records, and as opposed to public observations, that my arrangement letter was gotten on fifth February 2020 (just about two (2)- a long time after my arrangement).

“The duplicate addressees put forth no attempts to respect any of the states of arrangement regarding payments and advantages of the arrangement since the time my warrant of arrangement was given on 23rd February 2018 to the date of my letter of acquiescence. The Deputy Special Prosecutor has likewise not been paid any remittances since her arrangement, and there is the need to change that circumstance for her since I am far removed.

“The occasions of twelfth November 2020 eliminated the main security I had from the dangers and plans coordinated at me for undertaking the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions hostile to debasement evaluation report and directs that I leave as the Special Prosecutor right away.

“I ought not commonly be declaring my acquiescence to the public myself yet the horrendous experience I experienced from twentieth October 2020 to second November 2020 when I passed on in a thirteen (13) page letter the ends and perceptions on the investigation of the danger of defilement and hostile to debasement evaluation on the Report On Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions and Other Matters Related Thereto to the President as Chairman of the National Security Council alerts against not bringing my abdication as the Special Prosecutor with quick to the notification of the Ghanaian public and the world.

“The response I got for setting out to deliver the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions against debasement report persuades me past any sensible uncertainty that I was not proposed to practice any freedom as the Special Prosecutor in the anticipation, examination, indictment, and recuperation of resources of defilement. My situation as the Special Prosecutor has thus gotten unmistakably unsound.”

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, be that as it may, energetically prevented meddling with the work from getting Mr Amidu.

“Your allegation of obstruction with your capacities basically by virtue of the gathering the president held with you is puzzling.

“In exercise of what you viewed as your forces under Act 959, you had willfully continued to deliver the Agyapa Report.

“The president had no hand in your work. Without provoking from any quarter inside the Executive. you conveyed a letter indicating to be a duplicate of you report to the president.

“The motivation behind introducing a duplicate of the Agyapa report to the president is understandable from section 32 of your letter to the president in which you demonstrated that you trusted the report will be ‘utilized to improve current and future authoritative and leader activities to make debasement and defilement related offenses exceptionally high-hazard venture in Ghana’,” the president said in an assertion reacting to the allegation against him by Mr Amidu who left his post on Monday.

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