“We have been vindicated all along that, all that Martin Amidu was doing was that he was doing the bidding for someone we didn’t know and that he was witch-hunting Mahama Ayariga”.
These were the words of a communications team member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Isaac Ayemvoa when A1 Radio hosted him as one of the panelists on the ‘Daybreak Upper East’ show on Tuesday.
He was commenting on the news of the new Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng’s decision to drop the case of Bawku Central’s legislator, Mahama Ayariga.
It could be recalled that the first-ever special Prosecutor of the Republic of Ghana, Martin Bens Kaiser Alamisi Amidu upon assumption of office in February 2018 prosecuted the Bawku Central parliamentarian on grounds of tax evasion and purchase of ‘used cars’ under unlawful circumstances and subsequently selling them.
Mr. Agyebeng dropped the bombshell on Monday, October 11, 2021, stating that upon a careful review of the evidence available to him, it was only prudent for him to discontinue the case.
He said “it would be a complete waste of time” to continue the case since the evidence was scanty.
Running commentary on the development, Mr. Ayemvoa said Mr. Amidu’s handling of the issue was clear for even people without legal acumen to see that all that he (Amidu) did was politically motivated.
He argued that other persons acquired vehicles under similar circumstances but were not pursued by Mr. Amidu, a reason he believes Mr. Amidu was witch-hunting Mr. Ayariga.
But in a sharp rebuttal to Mr. Ayemvoa, Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper East Region, Issah Sanusi, says Mr. Amidu discharged his duties during his term of office.
According to him, the NDC is chastising Mr. Amidu because their people were prosecuted.
He said “it is only unfortunate that if it is against you, you say he is doing someone’s bidding. He doesn’t have a mind on his own at all? Someone like Martin Amidu might have his own challenges but to say he is there to do somebody’s bidding, well, it is not an objective comment at all about Martin Amidu”.
Mr. Sanusi further intimidated that Mr. Amidu has an unblemished record as far as the fight against corruption is concerned.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Elijah Beyeni Yenibey|Ghana