Amidu lashes out at Yaw Boaben Asamoa

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has strung together some strongly-worded paragraphs in his latest epistle in a bid to put Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Yaw Boaben Asamoa, in his place.

According to Mr Amidu, Mr Boaben Asamoa has on many instances created the impression in the public mind that he has authority to instruct the Special Prosecutor on how to deliver on his mandate.

“The latest attempt by Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Member of Parliament for Adenta, in his capacity as the Communication Director of the New Patriotic Party to tacitly direct and control my functions as the Special Prosecutor is contained in interviews he gave to the media in response to clarifications I made in an interview with Citi FM Breakfast Show on Monday when I was called and asked about the status of Mr Charles Bissues’ case which the public already knew was being investigated by my Office.

Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa latched on my explanation and information to the public through the interview to run to the defence of the Criminal Investigation Department as though it is a Department of deaf and dumb.

“Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa did this by pretending to be directing me as an ignoramus on how to perform the duties of my Office: ‘I don’t think it’s useful to be at opposite ends of the table with the CID.

I think it is better for him to pick up that report, look at its flaws if any he finds per his purview he finds per the Special Prosecutor’s Act and move on to deal with those issues. Nobody has asked him not to work on Mr Bissue’s report, nobody has stopped him from moving to investigate the matter and nobody can stop him.

Why is he complaining all the time, let him do his work, it’s simple as that.....’” Mr Amidu is not happy with Mr Boaben Asamoa’s utterance and says the Legislator must understand that the Office of the Special Prosecutor is governed by statute.

“I am mandated to lead it in the achievement of that mandate.

I do not need any direct or indirect instructions from any officeholder of any political party like him,” Mr Amidu said in a release dated Monday, July 23, 2019.