I’m no one’s ‘surrogate’ – Agyebeng to Amidu

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Kissi Agyebeng
Kissi Agyebeng

The Special Prosecutor-nominee Kissi Agyebeng has cleared the air on his perceived involvement in the controversial Agyapa deal, saying he was not in any form involved in the transaction.

According to Mr Agyebeng, anybody trying to implicate him in the Agyapa deal was coming from uninformed positions.

Appearing before the Appointments committee of parliament Thursday, July 2, he said, ”of whoever says am a surrogate of a law firm or implicate me into the Agyapa transaction clearly does not know me because if you know me you wouldn’t make such allegations. So all these that came I took it as coming from uninformed positions.”

“I was not involved in the Agyapa transactions in any form or manner. I am no one’s surrogate. I am my own man,” he told the committee.

Mr Agyebeng was nominated by President Akufo-Addo following the resignation of the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin A.B.K. Amidu on November 15, 2020.

When approved by Parliament, Mr Agyebeng will replace Mr Martin Amidu and be the second Special Prosecutor Ghana has had.

Per section 13 (8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959), when the position of the SP becomes vacant, the President shall, within six months, appoint another qualified person for that portfolio.

Who is Kissi Agyebeng?

Mr Agyebeng is the Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal – the body that determines appeals from parties aggrieved by the National Communications Authority (NCA) decisions on issues such as the closure of radio stations – and one of the best-known lawyers in the country.

He is the Managing Partner of Cromwell Gray LLP, a law firm based in Accra.

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