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I'II step down if I am treated like a puppet-Dep. Prosecutor Nominee

Written by  May 16, 2018
The Deputy Special Prosecutor nominee, Cynthia Lamptey has warned that she would resign from the deputy Special Prosecutor post should she be sidelined. She made the remarks when she appeared before the vetting committee of parliament. “…If I should face something of that sort I will resign because I wasn’t put there just for a cosmetic sake. I was put there to work,” she told the Appointments Committee of Parliament Wednesday. “I cannot be a puppet over there,” she stressed. She described herself as an incorruptible person adding, she is prepared to undertake all roles assigned to her by Amidu in order to ensure the success of the office if she is approved by Parliament. Madam Cynthia is prepared to undertake all roles assigned to her by her boss Martin Amidu in order to ensure the success of the office if she is approved by Parliament. “Thankfully I worked with him when he was deputy attorney general and when he became attorney general too I worked with him. He is a workaholic so if he gives you work and you do it that is it. I wouldn’t sit here and go to an office where I will be given work and I wouldn’t do it. Because one day when he is not there, the work comes to you as the deputy. So I will do everything that I’m asked to do,” she said. ” I have worked with him before and so I know how he works and who he is. You study the person and you know the person is temperamental so you also find ways to cooperate with him so that the work can be done”. She is a lawyer by profession and graduated from the Ghana School of Law. She was employed as a state attorney at the Attorney-General’s Department in 1995 and rose through the ranks till she was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions during the John Mahama administration.
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