Martin Amidu: A political and legal luminary in Ghana's anti-corruption landscape

Martin Amidu

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Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu is a renowned Ghanaian politician and lawyer known for his anti-corruption efforts.

He served as Attorney General and Minister for Justice from 2011 to 2012. He was Ghana's first Special Prosecutor from 2018 until his resignation in 2020 due to political interference from President Nana Akufo-Addo. Amidu introduced the term "gargantuan" in politics during the Woyome scandal investigation and was appointed Special Prosecutor by Akufo-Addo despite their political differences.

His career includes serving as Deputy Attorney-General from 1993 to 2001 and as Minister for Interior in 2010. He was dismissed as Attorney General in 2012 amidst controversy but continued to fight corruption, notably securing a 2014 Supreme Court ruling against Alfred Woyome.

As Special Prosecutor, Amidu vowed to combat corruption impartially but resigned in 2020, highlighting issues of political interference and the need for greater integrity in Ghana's governance.

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