The Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has used his swearing-in ceremony to pay a glowing tribute to a former University of Ghana lecturer whom he has credited for helping him become a lawyer.
Martin Amidu said Prof. J.N.D Doudu was forceful in ensuring he gained admission into the University of Ghana to read law.
"He ensured that I was not cheated out by the exclusion of my name from the LLB class list at the Faculty of Law after my first university exams when I had qualified for placement by merit" Amidu remembered the 43-year old gesture.
Looking back at how the professor stood up for him when he was a nobody, Martin Amidu said the gesture "contributed in no small measure to my position, my passion for the defence of truth fairness integrity transparency and merit in public life".
Martin Amidu who is now 66-years-old said had it not been for the professor, he "might not have been available for this job".
Fate and destiny have conspired to land the anti-corruption campaigner the foremost anti-corruption task in Ghana as the first-ever Special Prosecutor.