Akufo-Addo accepts Kissi Adjebeng’s nomination for SP
President Akufo-Addo has accepted the nomination of a private legal practitioner, Kissi Adjebeng, for the special prosecutor position.
“The president is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the confirmation process of Mr. Kissi Adjebeng, so he can assume position without delay” part of a statement from the presidency read.
If approved by Parliament, Mr. Agyebeng will replace Martin Alamisi Burns Kaiser Amidu, who resigned on November 15, 2020.
In a letter addressed to President Nana Akufo-Addo, Martin Amidu said his decision was to “enable Your Excellency to take steps to appoint a replacement to that position as required by law.”
He suggested that President Akufo-Addo has not been able to ensure his independence and freedom of action.
“The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor,” he stated.
After his resignation, the deputy Special Prosecutor, Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey, was asked to act.
Profile of Kissi Agyebeng
Mr. Agyebeng is a private legal practitioner who has argued numerous cases before the Superior Courts of Ghana and has also been engaged in several international business transactions.
He is also a lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law, teaching and researching criminal law, international humanitarian law, international law, and corporate law.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Ghana and two Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (Marine and Environmental Law) and Cornell Law School (Corporate Law and Securities Regulation).