President Akufo Addo has directed the Inspector General of Police to provide former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu with 24hour police protection.

This is after Mr Amidu asked Ghanaians to hold President Akufo-Addo responsible if he’s harmed in any way.

Mr. Amidu who announced his resignation on Monday citing many reasons including interference with his work by the President claims he’s reported threats of death on his life to the National Security Minister.

I tried to call Kan Dapaah, he didn’t pick it and I got a former national security advisor to contact him and tell him that, and I know the persons involved, I can name them but I reserve it for the meantime. I put my life for the republic of Ghana and the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me.

“The intelligence is there and I called the minister of national security but he didn’t pick and I got a former national security advisor to speak to him and this fact is now known and I say that the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me,” he told Accra-based Citi Fm Thursday.

He added: “I’m a Ghanaian and I don’t fear anything and, as I said, to die in the cause of fighting corruption is what I started with President Jerry Rawlings on 31st December 1982 and I’m not going to leave it because some people think that they can threaten me. I don’t give a damn about that.

“…If they don’t stop, I’ll respond. As to what I’ll do, I reserve that for myself but as I said, whatever happens to me, I lay my life for the republic of Ghana and the president has a constitutional duty to protect me. I don’t need any security in my house or to follow me. And anybody who makes an attempt, he will have himself to blame”.

But a statement signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, encouraged Mr Amidu “to assist the police with details of persons who have made these threats against his life, so that they can be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country.”

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