Respond to impeachment allegations – CJ to Special Prosecutor

The Lady Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo has directed Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyabeng to “provide” his “comments to the matters raised” in a petition to her seeking an impeachment processes against him.

Per information, as required by Article 146 of the Constitution, the Chief Justice is in the process of deciding if there is a prima facie evidence to establish a committee for Mr. Agyabeng’s impeachment.

In the letter sighted dated May 16, 2024, the Chief Justice said, the SP’s comments to the issues raised will “enable the Honourable Chief justice determine if a prima facie case has been made out.”

“This is to forward to you a copy of petition dated 30th April, 2024 sent to the Office of the President which was forwarded to the Office of the Honourable Lady Chief Justice on 6 May, 2024.

“Kindly provide your comments to the matters raised to enable the Honourable Chief justice determine if a prima facie case has been made out,” portions of the letter dated May 16, 2024 indicated.

Metin Amidu’s petition on April 30 is anchored on Section 15 of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, 2017, Act 959 which focuses on procurement breaches.

Following receipt of the petition from the former SP, President Akufo-Addo begun a process to remove the Special Prosecutor from office by forwarding it to the CJ to determine the way forward.


Per a petition, dated April 30, 2024 to the President, alleges procurement breaches in the purchase of vehicles for the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

He also pointed to abuses involving judges and the administration of justice.

The former SP also alleged some violations of citizens’ rights through arrests and detentions, violations of the right to information, and improper appointments of personnel to the office.

Mr Amidu also alleged that by arresting individuals such as Cecilia Dapaah and Prof. Frimpong Boateng, the Special Prosecutor abused their rights.

He also claimed allegations of a violation of the right to information when Mr Agyabeng requested appointment letters and salary details of all OSP staff to be put on a pen drive for him, as well as issues with the appointment of personnel to the office.

This latest development, has provided semblance to the impeachment of Charlotte Osei, the former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission.

The processes started with a petition from Martin Amidu, the first Special Prosecutor who resigned after accusing President Akufo-Addo of corruption and interference in the work of the Special Prosecutor.

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