Akufo-Addo orders 24hrs Police protection for Martin Amidu

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has directed the Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh, to ensure to give a 24-hour police protection to Mr. Martin Amidu who recently resigned from office as the Special Prosecutor.

Such directive was contained in a post shared on the Facebook Wall of the Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin on Thursday evening.

“The attention of the Office of the President has been drawn to claims by Mr. Martin Amidu, the former Special Prosecutor, of threats made against his life since his resignation from office. The President has, thus, directed the Inspector General of Police to provide Mr Amidu immediately with 24 hour police protection. The former Special Prosecutor is also encouraged to assist the police with details of persons who have made these threats against his life, so that they can be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country”, Mr. Arhin wrote on his Facebook Wall.

The directive of the President follows reports of death threats on the life Amidu. Amidu had told an Accra-based Citi FM that he has received death threats on his life after he tendered in his resignation as the Special Prosecutor of the land on Monday, November 16, 2020.

He therefore told the public to hold the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo responsible if anything untoward happens to him.

I tried to call Kan Dapaah, he didn’t pick it and I got a former national security advisor to contact him and tell him that, and I know the persons involved, I can name them but I reserve it for the meantime. I put my life for the Republic of Ghana and the President will be responsible for anything that happens to me.

“The intelligence is there and I called the minister of national security but he didn’t pick and I got a former national security advisor to speak to him and this fact is now known and I say that the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me,” he told Accra-based Citi Fm Thursday.

He added: “I’m a Ghanaian and I don’t fear anything and, as I said, to die in the cause of fighting corruption is what I started with President Jerry Rawlings on 31st December 1982 and I’m not going to leave it because some people think that they can threaten me. I don’t give a damn about that.

“…If they don’t stop, I’ll respond. As to what I’ll do, I reserve that for myself but as I said, whatever happens to me, I lay my life for the republic of Ghana and the president has a constitutional duty to protect me. I don’t need any security in my house or to follow me. And anybody who makes an attempt, he will have himself to blame”.

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