Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu is unhappy that the Supreme Court has removed him as a defendant in a case challenging his eligibility for the position of Special Prosecutor.
The decision of the Supreme Court was based on an application by the Attorney General who argued that Mr Amidu by his position is regarded as a public officer hence it will be inappropriate to defend himself in court.
According to Mr. Amidu, he will do a better job in defending himself in the case than the Attorney General or any other lawyer.
The court in February said Mr. Amidu was not a proper party to the case as the position in question is one which falls under article 88 of the Constitution which requires the Attorney General to represent a public official.
But in an interview with David Ampofo, Matin Amidu said his fate now depends on how well the Attorney General handles the case, a situation he bemoans but said he will continue to do his job as he awaits the outcome of the case.
A former Deputy Attorney-General, Dr. Dominic Ayine, in February 2019 filed a suit to challenge the nomination of Martin Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor.
Dr. Ayine’s lawsuit, contended that Mr. Amidu, being 66 years of age, was too old to hold public office, under which the Special Prosecutor’s position falls.
The defendants in the suit were the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, and Mr. Martin Amidu himself but the Attorney General has ensured that Martin Amidu is no longer considered a party to the case.