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Judge Rules Against Inquiry into Godfred Dame’s Conduct Over AG-Jakpa Tape

Written by on June 6, 2024

An Accra High Court has stated that the demand for an inquiry into the Attorney General’s conduct in the ongoing Ambulance case has no basis.

This decision is part of four separate rulings issued by the court on Thursday, June 6.

It follows multiple applications filed by the first accused and the third accused, Richard Jakpa.

The applications include: an order of inquiry into the conduct of the Attorney-General based on Richard Jakpa’s allegations of being contacted at odd hours; an order for a mistrial to terminate the case; a request to stay proceedings until the application is resolved; and a motion to dismiss charges against the businessman.

The Minority Leader and former Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, filed three of the motions, while the businessman filed the last one.

Dr. Ato Forson and Richard Jakpa are on trial for willfully causing a financial loss of €2.37 million to the state through a contract to purchase 200 ambulances for the Ministry of Health, among other charges.

Regarding the inquiry into the allegations of calls from the Attorney-General at odd hours, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe ruled that the request lacked legal merit.

The judge also declined to declare the case a mistrial.


In the previous month, during cross-examination, Richard Jakpa disclosed that he had been receiving calls from the Attorney General at unconventional hours, urging him to provide testimony against Dr. Ato Forson, the Minority Leader.

This revelation has ignited widespread discussions among the Ghanaian populace, with some demanding the resignation of Attorney General Godfred Dame.

Dr. Ato Forson, the former Deputy Finance Minister and current Minority Leader, is facing trial for his alleged role in the procurement of substandard ambulances for Ghana.

During a press briefing, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) unveiled a 16-minute audio recording purportedly featuring conversations between Jakpa and the Attorney General.

In response, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has vehemently denied the authenticity of the audio, alleging that it has been tampered with and manipulated to serve ulterior motives.

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