The Attorney General has selected the Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal, Kissi Agyebeng, to be the next Special Prosecutor.
If the decision is reviewed and accepted by Parliament, Mr. Agyebeng will replace Martin Amidu’s position as Special Procesutor, who resigned last year November 15, 2020.
A letter to the Presidency which was written by the Attorney-General, Godfred Dame, noted he was well pleased “Kissi Agyebeng possesses the requisite expertise on corruption and corruption-related matters, is of high moral character and proven integrity and satisfies all the other requirements stipulated in section 13(1) and (2) of Act 959.”
According to section 13(8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959), the President is to appoint a person qualified for appointment as Special Prosecutor position, within six months of the Office of Special Prosecutor becoming vacant.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor is to investigate and prosecute all suspected corruption officials such as public officers, politically exposed persons and persons in the private sector who have been involved in any corruption activites.
Kissi Agyebeng was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2003. he holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada and Cornell Law School, USA.
Since 2006, he has been teaching Criminal Law at the University of Ghana, and also engages himself into private law practice.