Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has alleged that the Special Prosecutor has employed lawyers from his own law firm to work at his office.
According to the outspoken MP, the action by Kissi Agyebeng to employ his own lawyers to work at the Office of the Special Prosecutor is a conflict of interest which can eventually affect the fight against corruption in the country.
He wants the Special Prosecutor jailed.
“If we are to jail someone for corruption, a Special Prosecutor must be jailed first. Because the moment he was appointed, he employed his own lawyers to work at the Office of the Special Prosecutor,” the NPP flagbearer hopeful told South Africa-based Press Radio.
Kennedy Agyapong further explained that “A lawyer came to court during Anas and I case. When the lawyer saw one of the boys (lawyer) of the Special Prosecutor, he told the Judge that ‘my lord, this lawyer does not fit to be here because he works at the office of the special prosecutor.’ When the guy was questioned he said as of 8th February, 2021 he was not employed by his boss (Kissi Agyebeng).
“So who is supposed to be jailed first when we are talking about corruption,” he quizzed.
The legislator’s exposure came after the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng criticised Akufo-Addo’s government lack of political will to fight corruption.
Asking some rhetorical questions during a presentation on Newsfile, the Special Prosecutor quizzes. “Are we ready for the fight against corruption? From where I sit, I don’t think we are.
“We expect so much from the institutions fighting corruption, but collectively, are we ready?”
But Kennedy Agyapong believes the Special Prosecutor has no moral right to talk about corruption.
Source: Modern Ghana