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Amidu not “qualified” to prosecute me – Mahama Ayariga

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The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has filed an application challenging the capacity of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, to prosecute him for alleged procurement infractions.

Lawyers for Ayariga are arguing that Amidu was above 65-years as of the time he was nominated and approved as Special Prosecutor and, therefore, per Article 199 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, he is not qualified to hold a public office.

In view of that, it is the MP’s case that the charge sheet signed by Mr Amidu which initiated the criminal proceedings against him is defective and, therefore, the case against him is a nullity.

At Monday’s hearing, the court directed the legal team to file their legal arguments within 72 hours.

The court is expected to make a ruling on the application on Monday, June 17, 2019.

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