The Nominee for the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, has refuted claims that he is a surrogate of the law firm involved in the Agyapa Royalties Deal, an initiative whose investigation called for the resignation of the former Special Prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu.
After the name of Mr. Agyebeng was announced by the President as nominee for OSP, Mr. Amidu claimed that he was a surrogate of the firm involved in the Agyapa deal and further wondered how independent he (Agyebeng) could be.
Mr. Amidu had earlier indicated that the reason for his resignation was because the President had tried to make him his (President) “poodle”. He also claimed the President interfered with his duties.
Responding before the 25-member Appointments Committee of Parliament, Mr. Agyebeng countered the claim and noted that Mr. Amidu is ill informed about him.
“I was not involved in the Agyapa deal. I was nowhere near it. Indeed, until it started coming up, I did not even know what it was. Whoever says I am a surrogate of a law firm or implicates me in the Agyapa transaction clearly does not know me”, he said.
He added that, “If you know me, you would not make such allegations. And so in all these things I take it as coming from uninformed position because I was not involved in the Agyapa transaction in any form or manner.”
He further noted that he would employ his experiences in criminal law to operate in the new office if given the mandate.
“I will prefer to wear my own shoe in the sense that I am my own man and I am coming with my own experiences and professional training. In this quest, my conscience and my learning of the law are going to be my guide”, he said.
Story by: S.A.Kingsley.
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