I am not a poodle: I resigned because there was so much interference – Martin Amidu
"Fear is the enemy of change and I am prepared from the vacuum created on 12th November 2020 to meet the threats of my demise as the price to pay for serving my country without fear or favour affection or ill will"
This was how the special prosecutor Martin Amidu responded to threats on his life few weeks after submitting his findings on the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption assessment report.
In a letter written to the president, the special prosecutor believes he "acted professionally throughout in the discharge of his duties and his conscience is the anchor of his strength to face any consequences".
The former attorney general also said that, the reaction he received for exposing corruption in the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia led government convinces him beyond doubt that he was not suppose to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor. Alleging that, his position as the SP has become untenable.
Martin Amidu on Monday 16th November, 2020 tendered in his resignation letter to the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for what he describes as interference in the performance of his duties.
He however assured that, when the real facts of his tenure become well known to the public in the future, history may judge him kindly.