Ghana’s special prosecutor Martin Amidu locked out of office over faulty security door

Martin Amidu - the former special prosecutor
Martin Amidu - the former special prosecutor

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu was on Tuesday forced to work from his secretary’s office because the security door to his office could not be opened and all attempts to open it proved futile.

Citi News understands this is not the first time the Special Prosecutor or his staff have been locked out due to a faulty security door at the Labone office.

Martin Amidu in an interview with Citi News’ Caleb Kudah said that there is a problem with the current building but he is looking forward to moving to a new office that President Akufo-Addo has made available to his Office.

I don’t know where that type of security doors were got from. You don’t know how they were put up. You don’t know who put them up. You don’t know the security nature of it. Fortunately the secretary is not in so I chose to come here because I have a meeting with some people…There is a problem with the whole of this building,” Martin Amidu said.

“Fortunately the president has instructed that a 10-storey accommodation be given to us. There are defects there which are being corrected. That is what is delaying,” he added.

Martin Amidu said his office needed a large facility that can house all the needed operational units to make his work effective.

He expressed regret that currently only the investigative aspect of office functions.

“I am just sitting here hoping that they will call those who originally are responsible for putting up this building to come and look at what is happening to this building. It is not the first time this is happening. Several people have visited me including ambassadors and when they are about to go out, they cannot open from inside we have to call someone to open from outside.

The Special Prosecutor however said he is uncertain the expected 10-storey facility will be made available to him soon since the procurement process will take a while.

Source: Citinewsroom

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