AG refutes allegations of attempts to implicate Ato Forson in ambulance trial

The Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice has denied allegations of interference in the ongoing trial of the Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson and two others.

In a press statement signed by Alfred Tuah Yeboah, Deputy Attorney-General and Minister for Justice on May 23, the Office described the allegations as “false” and part of a “grand scheme” by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to divert attention from the real issues in the case.

The statement explained that the prosecution has relied solely on the record of the impugned transaction, which existed before January 2022, and has already established a prima facie case against all the accused persons.

“The Republic has throughout the trial, relied solely on the record of the impugned transaction, i.e. the purchase of ordinary vans purporting to be ambulances, to sustain its case against the accused persons,” the statement added.

It also clarified that the Attorney-General has not approached any of the accused persons for cooperation or evidence, and has not engaged in plea bargaining or negotiations with the third accused person, who had proposed same.

“Neither the Attorney-General nor any officer from the Office of the Attorney-General has approached any of the accused persons with the view to obtaining evidence from them,” the statement emphasized.

The statement further revealed that the Attorney-General has come under pressure from various persons to discontinue the prosecution of the first accused person, Cassiel Ato Forson, but has refused to yield.

The Office entreated the public to disregard the allegations and assured that the Attorney-General remains focused on a zealous prosecution of the case.

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