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I do not fear political interference in my line of work – Special Prosecutor

No individual in government will be able to disrupt the work of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng has said.

Speaking on JoyNews on Saturday in an interview monitored by The Independent Ghana, the Special Prosecutor specifically noted that the President and the Attorney-General “would not dare” to impede his work.

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However, Mr Kissi Agyebeng indicated that what he fears most is the interference by traditional authorities including Chiefs and spiritual leaders such as pastors.

According to Mr Agyebeng, he is a traditional man as such is cautious since he would not be able to decline a summon by traditional authorities.

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The Special Prosecutor assured of his commitment to investigate any individual irrespective of their calibre should they be accused of engaging in corruption or corruption-related activities.

Mr Kissi Agyebeng in his recent interview was speaking about the OSP’s recent arrest of former Environment Minister, Professor Frimpong-Boateng over some discrepancies in the work of the defunct  Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).

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Despite holding Professor Frimpong-Boateng in high esteem, the Special Prosecutor noted that he had to be brought in as the committee “has much to account for” during its operating period up until 2020.

Source: The Independent Ghana

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