Political Scientist and lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has entreated Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng to tread careful as he carries out his mandate.
He made the request following reports on the arrest of former Environment Minister, Professor Frimpong-Boateng over corrupt-activities by the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Prof Frimpong-Boateng is being investigated by the Office over his Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) report that accused many government officials of being behind activities that affect the environment negatively.
He was granted a GH¢2 million bail as investigations continue.
Reacting to the recent development in a Facebook post, Professor Gyampo questioned the Special Prosecutor’s diligence and advised him to “tone down on his youthful exuberance and must not be rushing to please anybody.”
He strongly contested the arrest of the former minister, noting that Professor Frimpong-Boateng cannot be arrested without a charge.
The outspoken lecturer crowned his rant with a popular saying in Akan; “We don’t fight galamsey by harassing those who expose it, Mr Special Prosecutor. Wo rush a, wo be ti, to wo bo, na wo koraa wonny3 independent biaa saa!”.
Meanwhile, Prof Frimpong-Boateng believes he is a victim of the recent matter, noting that he is not involved in any shady business.
Read below Prof Gyampo’s write up on Prof Frimpong-Boateng’s arrest
Source: The Independent Ghana