Joseph Dindiok Kpemkpa (L) and Kissi Agyebeng
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Kissi Agyebeng’s recent lamentations about the supposed bias of the Judiciary against the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) amounts to denigrating the courts and seeking to court public sympathy, Joseph Dindiok Kpemkpa, a former Deputy Attorney-General, has intimated.

Mr. Kpemkpa, who is a legal practitioner, has said such utterances in themselves can be criminal and the earlier Mr. Agyebeng was asked to desist from it, the better.

Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor (SP), asked the Judiciary to desist from preventing his outfit in discharging its responsibilities. He has asked judges to dispassionately consider cases from the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) that are brought before them.

In an address to the media Wednesday, November 29, 2023, Mr. Agyebeng told the judges that, “let us bring before you the body of our investigation as evidence. If you look at it, and you decide that the evidence does not shore up to the standard of proof required in criminal cases, you can dismiss it but don’t prevent us from doing our work, from investigating. It is dangerous.”

His comments came after an Accra High Court had cleared a former Commissioner of Customs Division at the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Colonel Kwadwo Damoah (Rtd) and a former Deputy Commissioner of the Division, Joseph Adu Kyei of any wrong doing over the Labianca report in which the OSP accused them.

This caused the OSP to release a statement saying it disagrees with the ruling, stating that “it will not permit this decision to stand.”

Reacting to the issue, Mr. Kpemkpa told the OSP to stop presenting himself as an angel who sees others as devils trying to thwart his efforts against corruption fight.

“It amounts to denigrating the courts and that one in itself can be criminal. He is seeking to court public sympathy. It is unnecessary. Absolutely needless. I think that the earlier that was stopped the better.

“And if the law is against us at the lower courts you think that we are going to appeal and [win there]. But if we begin to run commentary and then you come to the public and you want to tell the public that you’re Mr. Angel but the rest of the people are devils and they are those who are thwarting your efforts, courting public sympathy and all that, that’s a cry too loud that no one will have sympathy with you,” he said on TV3 Saturday, December 09, 2023, during the KeyPoints hosted by Alfred Ocansey.

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