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I’ll still prosecute ambulance case – Attorney-General

Godfred Dame

Attorney General (AG) Godfred Yeboah Dame has stated that he plans to proceed with prosecuting the ambulance case, even though the presiding judge advised him to step aside. The High Court judge overseeing the ambulance case, which involves Minority Leader Cassiel Ato Forson and Richard Jakpa, had previously suggested that the AG should recuse himself from the trial.

This recommendation came after the judge expressed concern over the AG’s interaction with the third accused person, Richard Jakpa, outside of the court. The AG had discussed the facts of the case with Jakpa and had encouraged him to submit a medical excuse to the court to facilitate an adjournment.

However, the judge noted that this encounter does not provide sufficient grounds to discontinue prosecutions against the accused persons. Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe advised the AG to remove himself from the direct prosecution of the case, believing that this would be in the best interest of the judiciary.

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Despite this advice, Dame, during a press engagement after the proceedings stated that the judge’s comment was merely a suggestion. He has decided to proceed with the case, despite the judge’s caution.

“…The judge herself even after her ruling clarified that she had not given any such order at all but it is only an advice…I am conducting the matter, and I am still conducting the trial. The most important point today is that all the applications filed by the applicants have been dismissed.”

“It seems like all of the five applications have failed. In response to this, I will say that it clearly shows there is a group of people in this country who rely on the manipulation of facts, distortion, and deception of the public. They are always seeking to mislead and deceive the public. Today, they have been exposed.

 

Source: Citi Newsroom

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