Kissi Agyebeng’s nomination as Special Prosecutor accepted by President

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The nomination of Mr Kissi Agyebeng as the next Special Prosecutor has been accepted by President Akufo- Addo.

The statement made known in a press release from the presidency also stated that a letter has been sent to the Speaker of Parliament to seek approval on the nomination from Parliament.

After the resignation of Mr Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, the President is required by law to appoint a replacement within six months of the position becoming vacant.

The statement further stated that the President is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the confirmation process for Mr Kissi Agyebeng to assume position without delay.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has the mandate to investigate and prosecute all suspected corruption and corruption-related offences as pertaining to public officers, politically exposed persons and persons in the private sector alleged to have been involved in any corruption and corruption-related offences.

About Mr Agyebeng

Mr Kissi Agyebeng holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, as well as Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada and Cornell Law School, USA and was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2003. Since 2006, he has been teaching Criminal Law at the University of Ghana, whilst engaging in private law practice.

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