May 30, 2024

Founder and leader of Alabaster International Ministry, Prophet Kofi Oduro has questioned the importance and the usefulness of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

He lamented that the government of Ghana pays the Special Prosecutor and his workers with taxpayers money for a core mandate of fighting against corruption and corruption related activities in the country.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor of Ghana was established after an act of the Parliament of Ghana passed the Office of Special Prosecutor Bill in 2017 and became functioning in 2018.

The passage of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) Act, 2017 (Act 959), gave the special prosecutor investigative and prosecutorial powers to fight, prevent and prosecute acts of corruption and corruption-related offences.

An anti-corruption campaigner, politician and lawyer who served as Attorney General and Minister for Justice in Ghana from 2011 to 2012, Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu was  first sworn into office as the Special Prosecutor by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on February 23, 2018.

In 2020, Martin Amidu resigned as the Special Prosecutor after he accused president Akufo-Addo of interfering with his duties as an independent body.

Kissi Agyebeng was on Thursday, August 5, 2021 sworn into office by the president of the Republic of Ghana. Nana Akufo-Addo as the new Special Prosecutor.

Prophet Oduro speaking during a sermon delivered and shared on Youtube by Ngosra TV GH bemoaned that since the establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for almost seven years now not a single human being has gone to jail for all the impunity and corruption in the country.

He said the special prosecutor has failed to prosecute any public official for misappropriating funds or abusing power.

“I woke up this week and the special prosecutor has washed his hands off Cecilia Dapaah’s case. I am only telling you what is in the domain of the news. Since we established the office of the special prosecutor for almost seven years now not a single human being has gone to jail for all the impunity. And I want to ask you? how do you feel, and what is the use of that office, lossing” he asked.

The prophet indicated that corruption is affecting Ghana football. He said the players perform well in their clubs but that passion can not be seen in them when they are playing for the Ghana National Team, the Black Stars due to poor functioning and corruption in the GFA but nobody has been jailed .

“You want to tell me that nobody has exploited this nation? The dollars we took to Brazil, nobody has exploited this nation till now. You want to tell me that the recent AFCON that we left, have they come to render an account of this very loss and this abysmal performance.” He quizzed.

“The guys are playing in their clubs, and they will score right now, they play in the Black Stars and it is as if they have dipped their feet into faecal matter, favorite, lossness” He added.