- “The time for reckoning has come and nobody should push me. I repeat: nobody should push me. They should tell their people, who they wrongly briefed to be telling lies about me, ...
Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has disclosed that the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori Atta visited his home when he was compiling his report on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal.
According to him, Mr Ofori Atta visited him on October 21 while he was preparing the report.
He said in a radio interview on Accra-based Citi FM that, “The fact that you are in government doesn’t mean that when you are dissatisfied about a report, you go after the person or the fellow. The Minister of Finance has been my friend for years; why will I go for him? When I was writing the report, didn’t he come to this house? Was he not here on 21 October? What did I tell him? Why is he now churning our information about me and targets and all that? Should I come out? Let’s stop it and I say let’s stop it before we wash dirty linen in public.”
Mr Amidu resigned as Special Prosecutor on Monday, November 16, citing interference from the President following his corruption risk analysis on the Agyapa royalties deal.
In the Citi FM interview, Mr Amidu said he had received death threats following details of his resignation and dared the government not to “push me.”
“The time for reckoning has come and nobody should push me. I repeat: nobody should push me. They should tell their people, who they wrongly briefed to be telling lies about me, to stop before I decide to respond and when I decide to respond. I’ll do so without fear or favour, even to the extent that if my life will be taken for speaking the truth and defending the Constitution of Ghana, as by law established, I’ll do so,” he said.