Special Prosecutor throws out petition for investigation into Agyapa Royalties within hours

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The Special Prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Amidu has within hours thrown out a petition submitted by the Executive Director of STRANEK-Africa to have the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal investigated.

Director of STRANEK-Africa, Nii Tettey Tetteh petitioned the Office of the Special Prosecutor to have the Agyapa Royalties deal investigated.

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The statement was jointly signed by Emmanuel Osei, the Director of Policy and Political Affairs, and was dated 22nd September 2020.

“Indeed, it is a deal that has shaken the foundations of our moral and ethical society and left all reasonable-minded Ghanaians perplexed,” the petition read in parts.

The letter demanded that the office of the Special Prosecutor start probes into the deal since it was in its power to do so.

“Your outfit is clothed with powers to unravel the mystery and secrecy surrounding the deal being an office which serves as a specialized independent, preventive, investigatory and prosecutorial anti-corruption agency.”

“We trust you will commence investigations immediately and bring your findings to the attention of all Ghanaians,” the letter said.

In a swift response, the Special Prosecutor said that the demands of STRANEK-Africa are “opportunistic” and “populist”.

He added that his office has already begun investigations into the deal and so the letter does not hold any water.

He concluded saying, “In any case, your letter containing mere speculations without more does not present any reasonable basis for this Office to commit further resources to your request from the public purse.”

Source: mynewsghana.net

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