Martin Amidu has fallen on his own sword – Kweku Baako
Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, says former A-G Martin Amidu is awfully wrong in insisting the judicial bribery investigation was government-sponsored.
He says the former Attorney-General’s evidence of government collaboration or commissioning of the work done by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is simply straw at which Mr. Amidu is clutching.
Martin Amidu appeared to stir the hornet’s nest when he, Monday, issued a statement stating categorically that the undercover investigations that exposed alleged judicial bribery were commissioned by the government.
He suggested government was using the results of the investigations by its covert agent to divert attention from “Gargantuan political corruption.”
Both government and Anas’ Tiger Eye PI denied the claims of collaboration to undertake the investigation.
Tiger Eye in a response challenged Martin Amidu to provide proof that its two-year investigation was commissioned by government.
Mr. Martin Amidu promised his evidence was coming and Wednesday it came! In a six page treatise. Martin Amidu quoted Anas himself in an August 1, 2012 report on peacefmonline, “In an exclusive interview, Anas confirmed that Professor Mills personally assigned him to unearth the ‘corrupt’ deals at ECG. ‘It was something that he (Mills) really wanted and asked me to do.’”
The website said Anas also “hinted of another big expose’ of his ongoing investigations soon to hit the country, which he noted was ‘the last wish of the President.”
This reference to President Mills’ last wish, Martin Amidu noted, “…shows the nexus between this 2012 hint by the fraudulent Tiger Eye PI and the alleged undercover judicial investigation [which] begun in 2013 in fulfillment of “the last wish of the President” and consummated by his Vice President and successor as President.
But Kweku Baako told Myjoyonline.com the anti-corruption crusader got it all wrong.
He said the last wish of the late president Anas referred to was the investigations at the DVLA, titled, ‘Soul Takers.’
It had nothing to do with the judicial bribery investigations as Martin Amidu claimed, Kweku Baako insisted.
To back his argument, the senior journalist shared a video in which president Mills, whilst addressing customs officials who had been caught fleecing the state in another Anas investigation, promised that Anas’ next stop would be the DVLA.
“I want to use this occasion to send a signal to your colleagues at the DVLA, one of these days we will descend on them,” the late president said.
This was Mills’ last wish and it was what Anas referred to and indeed conducted the investigations and uncovered rot there, Kweku Baako maintained.
Meanwhile, Tiger Eye PI is is expected to release an official response to Martin Amidu’s latest epistle, titled, ‘Defending citizens’ rights and freedoms from unconstitutional conduct by government and its unlawful covert agent – Tiger Eye PI.’