Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has alleged that President Akufo-Addo instructed the then-Attorney General, Gloria Akufo, not to file charges against Parliamentarians found to have received double salaries.
In his latest epistle, the former Attorney General alleged that Madam Akuffo and Director of Public Prosecution, Yvonne Attakora Obuobisa, after perusing the police docket came to the conclusion that some of the suspects should be charged.
“The credible information I received on the case is and was that the then-Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions had both perused the case docket and had come to the conclusion that charges be filed against some of the suspects for prosecution.
“The Attorney General was instructed not to do so by the President who unconstitutionally usurped the investigatory and prosecutorial constitutional authority of the Attorney General on the grounds of political expediency of having the suspects agreeable to play ball in Parliament for government.”
He also insisted that while in office, he never dealt with the double salary matter.
An audit report of the payroll data revealed some legislators including MP for Ellembelle; Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, the then MP for Kpone Katamanso; Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, and Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah, who is MP for Ada East among others were interrogated by the CID.
Mr. Amidu claims there has been a reportage in some sections of the media alleging it was his failure to deal with the matter that has resulted in non-prosecution of the MPs.
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