Former Attorney-General (A-G) and Minister of Justice Martin A.B.K Amidu has launched a crushing expos√© on his successor, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, over a shooting incident that took place in 2010.
In his latest epistle, Mr Amidu, whose quest for the truth has earned him the nickname ‚Äėcitizen vigilante‚Äô, raised doubts about the ability of Dr Kunbour to prosecute the infamous ‚ÄėWoyomegate scandal‚Äô, because of certain shady issues about him.
‚ÄúAs to the question of me relying on the Attorney-General‚Äôs integrity to handle the case with honesty, I am unable to do so because any lawyer in public office who is shown by police investigations to have manufactured an assassination attempt on himself is not worth the high moral character and proven integrity for that quasi judicial office,‚ÄĚ he stated.
That, according to him, was due to the fact that as Attorney-General, he personally commissioned investigations and subsequently issued a damning report on a supposed assassination attempt on Dr Kunbuor which later turned out to be false.
At the time, Mr Amidu was the Interior Minister.
Mr Amidu, who is leading a crusade for the retrieval of an amount of GH¬Ę51.2 million awarded to businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome as judgment debt, therefore wondered whether the Mills administration expected the public to ‚Äútrust the fairness of the Deputy Attorney-General who saw nothing wrong with the payment in the first place‚ÄĚ.
A copy of the said report, which has been cited by DAILY GUIDE, dated July 29, 2010, indicated that Dr Kunbuor himself might have fired the shot since he was all alone in the black VW Passat saloon car at the time of the incident.
The incident happened around the Labone Senior High School in 2010 when the minister was driving home and a bullet allegedly ripped through his car.
He subsequently reported the incident to the Cantonments Police Station.
The investigation was to determine whether the car of Dr Kunbuor, who was then the Minister of Health, had been shot and whether the weapon he tendered in had been fired.
The report, which was signed by Government Analyst and Superintendent (SUPT) of Police Raymond Simbi, under ‚ÄėReport on GR 46656 10‚Äô, concluded that the exhibit weapon, which was an Israeli-made 9mm Jericho 941 PSL pistol with serial number 38319751, was capable of causing the hole on the car since the shot fired was said to have been found ‚Äúto have been fired through the front windscreen from the inside of the exhibit car‚ÄĚ.
It observed, ‚ÄúThe trajectory of the bullet was found to have travelled from the driver‚Äôs section through the windscreen to the right (that is right across the front passenger‚Äôs section)‚ÄĚ and that ‚Äúthe bullet hole from critical examination was found to have the entry point on the front windscreen from inside the car and exited on the outside of the windscreen; an indication that the discharge was from the car‚ÄĚ.
It is therefore not clear why Dr Kunbuor created the impression as though somebody had attempted to take his life.
The report also noted that ‚Äúthe hole on the windscreen is capable of being created by ammunition within the range of 7mm to 9mm caliber‚ÄĚ and that ‚Äúthe exhibit weapon was found to have been fired when received‚ÄĚ.
The report further noted, ‚ÄúThe exhibit weapon together with its caliber cartridges is lethal and capable of inflicting fatal wounds.‚ÄĚ
Interestingly, nothing has been heard of the report even though a copy has been given to the President, making Martin Amidu to doubt his ability to prosecute the infamous Woyome scandal.
¬†By Charles Takyi-Boadu