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Agyapa deal was suspiciously conceived by Akufo-Addo, Finance Minister – Amidu

Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has accused President Akufo-Addo and the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta of being the masterminds behind the Agyapa Royalties Agreement.

“I can now say as a citizen of Ghana on the basis of the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transaction reports that the transaction was suspiciously conceived by the Minister of Finance and the Presidency and implemented to serve only a few persons within the NPP,” he said.

In a 27-paged letter sighted by JoyNews, the former Special Prosecutor revealed that “the rhetorical anti-corruption fighting President who came to power on the wings of the fight against the pandemic of corruption in Ghana, intentionally and knowingly assented to the bill on August 27, 2020.”

He added that the bill was intended to take retroactive effect from August 14, the same year.

According to him, this act by President Akufo-Addo clearly describes “an innocent-looking flower which also has a serpent under it.”

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“Reflecting with the hindsight after relieved off the pressure of office, I now realise and agree with those compatriots who had fought alongside and have a better knowledge of the President over the years that, the President’s directives to the Ministry of Finance was just a repetition of his modus operandi of the innocent-looking flower fighting corruption but the serpent under the innocent flower facilitating corruption,” he added.

Mr. Amidu’s comments were part of a rejoinder to the Presidency Thursday, addressing what he terms as “fabrications and falsehoods” in President Akufo-Addo’s acceptance letter to his resignation on Tuesday, November 17.

The Citizen Vigilante emphasised that during his investigation on the Agyapa deal, he noted that the report seriously indicts the President.

He indicated that Akufo-Addo, however, intended to whitewash the report by referring it to the very persons assessed as the principal suspects named in the Agyapa Royalties Transaction report.

“This same President shamefully, with tongue in cheek, realized that the anti-corruption assessment report on his foreign tax heaven incorporated Agyapa Royalties Limited transaction was infested with suspected corruption activity, he turned round to take Ghanaians as fools of short memory by referring the Agyapa Royalties anti-corruption infested transaction to his partisan Attorney-General to review the work of the independent office of the Special Prosecutor so that his appointees are given political protection by the Attorney-General for the suspected commission of corruption and corruption-related offences,” he emphasised.

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