Akufo-Addo swears in Amidu as Special Prosecutor

BY: Graphic.com.gh

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn in Mr Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor.

The event took place on Friday at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

Parliament on Tuesday approved the nomination of Mr Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, despite a suit challenging his eligibility by the MP for Bolgatanga East and former Deputy Attorney-General, Dr Dominic Ayine.

In Dr Ayine's suit, he claims that Mr Amidu, 66, is beyond the statutory age of employment into public service, for which he is seeking an order of the court to have Mr Amidu’s nomination annulled.

In a statement of case, Dr Ayine is praying the court to declare that "by a true and proper interpretation of articles 190 (1) (d) and 199 (4) of the 1992 Constitution, no person above the age of 65 years is eligible for employment in any public office created under Article 190(1) (d)".