The independent special prosecutor Martin Amidu has revealed he has been receiving some free donations of cash into his account since his appointment.
According to Amidu, in one of such instances earlier this year he instructed his bank to send the money he received back and henceforth, no money should be sent in or out of his account without his approval first.
Martin Amidu revealed this in his latest write up, noting that earlier this year he received a large cash transfer into his account from an unknown source.
“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 leaped 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 wrote.
“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,”
The special prosecutor noted that everyone should make it a duty to return such monies hitting their accounts without their prior knowledge or authorization as in his case such an incidence could really damage his credibility.