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‘Double salary’ investigations Akufo-Addo told Attorney General not to prosecute MPs – Amidu alleges

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Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has alleged that President Akufo-Addo instructed the then-Attorney General, Gloria Akufo, not to file charges against Parliamentarians found to have received double salaries.

“The credible information I received on the case is and was that the then-Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions had both perused the case docket and had come to the conclusion that charges be filed against some of the suspects for prosecution.”

“The Attorney General was instructed not to do so by the President who unconstitutionally usurped the investigatory and prosecutorial constitutional authority of the Attorney General on the grounds of political expediency of having the suspects agreeable to ‘play ball’ in Parliament for the government.”

Alleged Double Salary saga.

It emerged in 2018, that some MPs who served as Ministers in the Mahama administration allegedly received double salaries. An audit report of the payroll data revealed some legislators, including Ellembelle MP, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, and former Kpone Katamanso MP, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, received double salary.

The former Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini; Ada MP, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah, and former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku were among those accused to appear before the police for prosecution.

Source: Joynews

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