Kissi Agyebeng approved as Special Prosecutor

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Parliament has unanimously approved the nomination of Kissi Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor.

The President will have to swear him in order to enable him begin work as Ghana’s 2nd Special Prosecutor following the resignation of Martin Amidu.

On July 22, Mr Agyebeng received unanimous approval from the Appointments Committee of Parliament following his almost 5-hour vetting.

Mr. Agyebeng is a private legal practitioner with nearly 19 years standing at the Ghanaian bar. He is also a law lecturer.

During his vetting, Kissi Agyabeng admitted he cannot stop corruption but will make it a costly venture.

”There’s no way I can stop corruption. God Himself will not even acclaim to that. But I’m going to make corruption very costly, very very costly to engage in’” he stated.

He had earlier been fingered as unfit to step into Martin Amidu’s “big” shoes. But in he sharp response he said “…I’ll like to state that I will prefer to wear my own shoes in the sense that I am my own man and I’m coming with my own experiences and professional training.”

Kissi Agyebeng gave assurance that his conscience and knowledge of the law are going to be his guide, adding that his strategy is not to be so naive to think he would be the one to stop corruption.”

Meanwhile, was also fingered as a surrogate of the key actors in the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal, the probe of which led to the abrupt resignation of his predecessor.

But he stated categorically that his perceived involvement with the actors of Agyapa deal is untrue and he was not in any form involved in that transaction.

According to Mr Agyebeng, anybody trying to implicate him in the Agyapa deal was coming from an uninformed positions.

“Whoever says am a surrogate of a law firm or implicate me into the Agyapa transaction clearly does not know me because if you know me you wouldn’t make such allegations. So all these that came I took it as coming from uninformed positions,” he said. “I was not involved in the Agyapa transactions in any form or manner. I am no one’s surrogate. I am my own man,” he told the committee.

Mr Agyebeng was nominated by President Akufo-Addo following the resignation of the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin A.B.K. Amidu on November 15, 2020.

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