Ghana’s Independent Prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu has been assigned two officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service according to a document sighted by Ghanakasa.com.
Many have complained that Mr. Amidu for more than a year in office is not living up to expectation as he has not investigated and prosecuted a single individual of any corrupt act which defeats the purpose for the existence of his office.
Recently, Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo at a public event, expressed disappointment in Mr. Amidu revealing he was not living up to expectation.
“The way we expected that the office will be when created, it has not been that way for us, for me it has not been. We are all here, we are investigating things and things will come out. I know things have delayed and people are beginning to be despair but I assure people that soon people will see what we are doing”, he stated.
A communique reference number TB/HQRS.1/VOL 16/99 this portal sighted, assigned two officers to the citizen vigilante who is giving the assurance he will start prosecuting to shame his critics.
What is not known is whether these two police investigators will help whip him into action or he will continue to do things at his own pace.
Former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry under the erstwhile John Mahama administration , Murtala Ibrahim Mohammed recently observed that the Martin Amidu himself is a perfect candidate for corruption prosecution if the current administration is indeed committed to fighting the canker.
He disclosed on Tamale-based Radio Tamale that Mr. Amidu who has lost credibility over time since his appointment, has been ‘snoring’ and drawing salary causing financial loss to the state despite budgetary allocations made to his outfit in both the 2017 and 2018 annual budgets.
“This man has been chopping this money and I think he is a perfect candidate for prosecution”, he advocated.