Appointing Special Prosecutor is not fighting corruption - Ndebugri

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Appointing Special Prosecutor is not fighting corruption - Ndebugri
Appointing Special Prosecutor is not fighting corruption - Ndebugri

Private legal practitioner, John Ndebugri, says the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor (SP) does not mean the government is serious about fighting corruption.

President Akufo-Addo during the swearing-in of Mr Amidu in February this year indicated that the Office of the Special Prosecutor is meant to help eliminate corruption in our public life.

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“The Ghanaian people expect the office of the special prosecutor to rise to the challenge and to the occasion, and collaborate with other existing law enforcement agencies to fight relentlessly and help eliminate corruption in our public life.”

“We expect the special prosecutor to discharge his duties vigorously with courage without fear or favour, ill will or malice, in accordance with the rule of law,” the President added.

However, Ndebugri says he was yet to see the impact of the SP in the fight against corruption, urging the NPP to fulfil their campaign promises in that regard.


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"The government should do what the NPP said they would do that the previous government was not doing. We are not seeing that," Mr Ndebugri said in an interview on Joy FM.

"If you appoint a Special Prosecutor it doesn't mean that you are fighting corruption. Since his appointment how many cases has he dealt with? While he is preparing to set up some corruption cases are going on elsewhere. COCOBOD this, that, that, are they not corruption cases"?

Ndebugri still determined to unmask Anas

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The former Zebilla MP said he has not given up in his fight to unmask investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas who he described as the most lawless person in the world following a documentary on judicial corruption.

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He said the journalist was not the only person who can be attacked because of his work and as such must be unmasked.

"I haven't abandoned, I think he should be unmasked. Listen, this interview I am doing with you is also quite dangerous, I have said things here which are quite dangerous for which reason somebody may shoot me outside. I am never, ever going to wear a mask," he said.