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Akufo-Addo Forwards Petition to Remove Special Prosecutor to Chief Justice

President Akufo-Addo has forwarded a petition to remove Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng to Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo. The petition, submitted by former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu, calls for Mr. Agyebeng’s removal from office.

Dated April 30, 2024, the petition alleges procurement breaches related to the purchase of vehicles for the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) and accuses Mr. Agyebeng of misconduct involving judges and the administration of justice. The petition also includes allegations of violations of citizens’ rights through arrests and detentions, breaches of the right to information, and improper appointments of personnel to the OSP.

The impeachment process appears to be connected to a controversial press conference held by Mr. Agyebeng, during which he claimed that judges had conspired against him. Mr. Amidu argues that these remarks constitute abuse of judges and bring the judiciary into disrepute.

This development follows reports that Mr. Agyebeng refused demands to resign, opting instead to hold a press conference to express his frustrations with his role. Additionally, Mr. Amidu asserts that the Special Prosecutor abused the rights of individuals such as Cecilia Dapaah and Prof. Frimpong Boateng by arresting them.

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