Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has revealed that some heavy amount of money was deposited in his bank account from an unknown source in the past days.
According to Amidu, in one of such instances earlier this year, he instructed his bank manager not to allow any transfers into his account without seeking authorisation from him.
“On 3rd August 2018, I was amazed when I went to one of the branches of my Bank to make a cash withdrawal by cheque from my current account only to be informed that the balance to my credit on the account had leapt more than five-fold from my last balance on 7th July 2018. My account had been credited on 19th July 2018 with a transferred payment.” he disclosed in one of his write-ups.
“I immediately made a verbal objection to the Branch Manager where I had gone to make the withdrawal in view of my earlier standing instructions to my Branch Manager not to accept any payments or transfers into my account without first clearing with me personally owing to an earlier incident when a similar payment was transferred to the credit of my account without notice or authorization from me in 2015,” he added.
Mr Amidu was sworn in on Friday, February 23 at the Flagstaff House in the presence of the Vice President, Chief of Staff, Attorney General and other government officials.
The former Attorney General received unanimous approval from Parliament despite a pending suit at the Supreme Court over his eligibility for the position.