Leaked Tape: High Court dismisses request for probe into Attorney General’s conduct

The Accra High Court has thrown out a request for an inquiry into the conduct of Attorney General Godfred Dame in the ongoing ambulance procurement case.

The court presided over by Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, ruled that the request had no legal basis.

This decision is one of four rulings delivered by the court on Thursday, June 6.

The request for an inquiry was made by the first accused person and the third accused, Richard Jakpa, who alleged that the Attorney General had been calling him at odd hours to solicit testimony against the Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson.

The court also declined the invitation to declare the case a mistrial.

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.

The case has sparked controversy, with some individuals calling for the resignation of the Attorney General.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has also waded into the matter, releasing a 16-minute audio tape allegedly featuring a conversation between the Attorney General and Jakpa.

However, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dismissed the claims made in the audio, describing it as “doctored and manipulated” with malicious intent.

 

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