Who is Kissi Agyebeng, the man pencilled in for Special Prosecutor? -  Graphic Online

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has accepted the nomination of Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor, a statement issued by the Presidency has said.

He has by a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin on 29 April sought Parliament’s approval of the appointment.

The Office of the President received the nomination on 16 April 2021 through the Attorney General.

Agyebeng is currently the chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal.

The 43-year-old legal practitioner and managing partner at Cromwell Gray LLP could replace Martin Amidu, who resigned in November 2020, citing “executive interference” with his work. The Office of the President denied his allegations, saying he was given the free hand and resources to operate.

The law compels the president to appoint a Special Prosecutor within six months of the position being vacant. Information gathered early suggests that Nana Akufo-Addo would be naming the new Special Prosecutor soon following the AG’s nomination.

Kissi Agyebeng is in line to becoming the next Special Prosecutor after Martin Amidu resigned last year.

Below is the statement.