I knew nothing about Agyapa, I was nowhere near it & no one’s surrogate-SP nominee
Special Prosecutor nominee Kissi Agyebeng has denied participation and knowledge of the controversial Agyapa Royalty deal, contrary to the views that he is a surrogate for persons behind it.
Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu after the lawyer was nominated described him as a surrogate of people who defended the controversial Agyapa Mineral royalties deal.
“The Agyapa Royalties Transaction records show the role the President’s cousin who established Africa Legal Associates, and Asaase Radio played with White & Case LLP, of London, one of the foreign law firms in the suspected corruption transaction. It must, therefore, be worrying to any patriotic Ghanaian not afraid of the culture of silence to see Asaase Radio undertaking political propaganda beginning on 25th April 2021 to 26th April 2021 to prepare the minds of the Ghanaian and international public to accept the surrogate of the alter ego of the Asaase Radio station and Africa Legal Associates as the Special Prosecutor as mandated under section 4(1) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018 (Act 959),” Mr Amidu wrote in a statement.
But appearing before the Vetting Committee of Parliament, he shot down the claims insisting he knew nothing about the deal.
According to him, until the deal became public and his name associated with it, he knew nothing about it.
He told the committee that he was nowhere near the deal, he was not involved, and until it came out, I did not know anything about it.
He said anyone who would make such claims does not know him well enough because if the person knew him, the person would not have made such claims.
He noted such claims came from an uninformed decision.
”I was not involved in Agyapa transaction in any form or manner or any stretch of the imagination however fertile,” he added.