Private Legal Practitioner, Nana Yaw Osei has asked Ghanaians not to jubilate over the 5/2 majority decision by the Supreme Court (SC) in upholding the age eligibility of Martin Amidu to occupy the Special Prosecutor’s office as we are back to business as usual with nothing expected to happen from his office.
In an interview with Kumasi based Pure FM, he said it is wrong for anyone to assume that the Court case impeded the work of the Special Prosecutor and he is all charged up to effectively discharge his mandate now that his age eligibility is not an issue under contention.
“In the first place, were there any roadblocks preventing the Office of the Special Prosecutor from working?…Did you hear from any Court that restricted Martin Amidu from discharging his mandate because of his age eligibility issue?
"People who thought the Court case slowed down his work clearly were informed by ignorance.Government should have resourced the A-G’s office with personnel, materials and other needs rather than creating that office.Till date, nothing has been an impediment to the work of the OSP. Nobody should have that assumption.”
“With the benefit of time, has Martin Amidu’s office been able to do anything special? I don’t need you to tell me, the answer is no! In fact, nothing will happen but the office of the Attorney General will continue to work."
"All the corruption related cases that are currently before Court are being handled by the A-G’s office.Let people not jubilate as if the Court ruling on his age eligibility will change anything. No! It is business as usual.” He stated."
Lawyer Nana Yaw Osei further indicated that he will recommend to any government that comes after the Akufo-Addo led administration to scrap the office of the Special Prosecutor as the A-G’s office can better execute that mandate if it is well resourced.
“Should any government come, I will recommend that the Office of the Special Prosecutor be scrapped.”
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