General News of Tuesday, 13 February 2018
The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu has clarified that he was not sacked by the late President John Evans Atta Mills for insubordination.
Mr. Amidu, who was the Attorney General and Minister for Justice under the erstwhile Atta Mills administration was sacked after he reportedly fell out with the late President.
Embattled businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome is on record to have stated that Mr. Amidu was sacked after he attempted to beat the late president after a misunderstanding.
But speaking at parliament’s appointment committee Tuesday, Mr. Amidu stated that he offered to resign after a misunderstanding and wasn’t sacked as it has been widely reported in the media.
“Mr. Chairman, I can assure you that I was not dismissed for insubordination…there is a court judgement that stated that my dismissal was unlawful.”
The citizen vigilante added “so if anybody gives the impression that I was dismissed for insubordination, he should go to the court and read the judgment.”
According to him, the previous Atta Mills government was asked by the court to pay him a settlement salary which the previous government continued to drag its feet about paying.
The former Attorney General added that he believes Mr. Woyome shouldn’t have been “prosecuted alone and that his accomplices must be prosecuted with him.”
According to him, he was hounded out of government at that time because he pushed other accomplices of Mr. Woyome to also be prosecuted in the GHC51 million judgment debt saga.