New Government Akoto Ampaw to occupy Independent Prosecutor position

Legal Practitioner Akoto Ampaw was part of the legal team that represented the New Patriotic Party during the 2012 election petition at the Supreme Court.

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Legal practitioner Akoto Ampaw has been tipped to take the position of Independent or Special Prosecutor in the Nana Addo-led government.

According to starrfmonline Akoto Ampaw has accepted the position. He is only waiting for his office to be set up and then an official announcement will be made to that effect.

In an interview with BBC President Akufo-Addo said the appointee (even though he didn’t mention a name) will be one with an independent mind to carry out such duties.

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“Hopefully that person is going to be somebody who commands respect of the society and at the same time has an independent mind to make the decisions.”

A source described Akoto Ampaw as a knowledgeable legal practitioner. “His knowledge in law is deep and has defended many people in court over human rights abuses.”

Akoto Ampaw was part of the legal team that represented the New Patriotic Party during the 2012 election petition at the Supreme Court.

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He is a partner of Akufo-Addo’s law firm, Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co.

His latest case got the Supreme Court to order the EC to release collation sheets to the political parties prior to the December elections.

The NPP government in its manifesto promised to set up the Special Prosecutor’s Office to prosecute corrupt public officials by the end of 2017.

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