Martin Amidu responds to Hon. Ken Agyapong

Martin Amidu responds to Hon. Ken Agyapong

Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has denied claims by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central that he visited Germany for medical treatment.

He said he was not surprised that the MP would “stoop that low” because of his history of “spewing lies at any person of integrity who tries to fight corruption”.


“I am not surprised that he would stoop that low to make any allegation without any foundation in fact or in truth. I have never been to Germany on any occasion let alone for a medical checkup. I don’t know any German hospital or any German clinic and therefore his allegations are false,” Amidu said.


Mr Amidu in an interview with Citi FM also challenged the MP to produce documents to show that he has ever been to Germany medical treatment.

Amidu was responding to claims made by Mr Agyapong on the ‘Seat Show’ on Net 2 TV on Wednesday night. The controversial MP alleged that Special Prosecutor (SP) has a medical problem for which reason he should not have been appointed.

He added that during the vetting process of Martin Amidu for the SP job, Mahama Ayariga, the MP for Bawku Central wanted to raise issues about Amidu’s medical records but John Dramani Mahama, the former President advised Ayariga to refrain from that.

“Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” Agyapong said in a televised broadcast.

He continued: “Ayariga was going to take him on to produce his medical records and explain why he went to Germany [but] Mahama told him to stop. ‘Don’t raise this question at the Appointment Committee’.

Mahama advised them not to raise that issue [about] the medical records and it was never brought up because they knew that one [day] this will happen.”

Martin Amidu on Monday, November 16, 2020, resigned from his position as the Special Prosecutor.

In a resignation letter to the President, Martin Amidu said: “The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor.”


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