OSP’s Labianca report is hollow and without mandate, says Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu, the self-acclaimed citizen vigilante, has described the recent report of the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, on investigations carried out at Labianca Foods as “hollow and unconstitutional”.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor last week announced it has recovered over GHC1 million from Labianca Foods, belonging to Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh, in unpaid import duties. The amount represents a shortfall in import duties the frozen foods company paid to the state.

However, in a 20-page epistle, Amidu – Ghana’s first special prosecutor who resigned – said his successor is abusing his office.

“The report seriously violates the statutory mandate of the OSP under the 1992 Constitution. It is, therefore, imperative that the public appreciates through cogent and credible critique and analysis of the issues involved in the published Labianca report in which three investigation witnesses who appeared before an unauthorized investigation panel are being lynched in the court of public opinion as though they had been cautioned and/or charged with any corruption and/or corruption-related offences before the OSP,” Amidu said in his opening statement.

Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor (OSP)
Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor
He added: “The 1992 Constitution enjoins every citizen to defend it against McCarthyism in all shapes and forms: a more burdensome duty is also cast upon me as the founding Special Prosecutor of the OSP to protect it against McCarthyism. This explains my first critique and analysis of the work of the OSP since the assumption of office of the Special Prosecutor on 9 August 2021.”
Source: asaaseradio


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