Martin Amidu's position on Agyapa deal was wrong - Samson Lardy Ayenini
He said Ghanaians make the mistake of thinking that because Martin Amidu was the 'citizen vigilante', everything he does is good.
Private legal practitioner, Samson Lardy Anyenini says some positions taken by former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, on the Agyapa Royalties Agreement were wrong.
The lawyer joining discussions on Good Evening Ghana said "Martin has his mistakes and sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that because he was the citizen vigilante, everything he does is good, everything he says is correct,... his approach to interpreting the law, that I can clearly go through and tell you he is wrong on Agyapa.”
“Having known him [Amidu] from where I came a bit closer and even reading some of the fights that he took on and his own character regarding some of the things that you don’t expect typical public servants…he demonstrates throughout the period that he is not there for the money, or what he will gain; he is there to serve the country but that doesn’t make him an epitome of the laws of this country…” he said as quoted by Ghanaweb.
SAMSON LARDY AYENINI
Earlier, when the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice nominee, Godfred Yeboah Dame, appeared before the Appointments Committee, he suggested that the former Special Prosecutor was not mandated under law to present a copy of his assessment report on the Agyapa Royalties agreement to the president.
“he was not required to present the report to the president. I don’t see anywhere in ACT 959 that mandates the Special Prosecutor to present a copy of the report to the president.”
“He presented a copy of the report to the president and in doing so he himself spelt out the rationale for doing so. His letter written to the president stated that whatever he did was to guide future actions,” the former Deputy Attorney General said.