Judge rules no basis for inquiry into Godfred Dame’s conduct regarding AG-Jakpa tape


An Accra High Court has ruled that the demand for an inquiry into the Attorney General’s conduct in the ongoing Ambulance case lacks merit.

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

The rulings address various applications filed by the first accused person and the third accused, Richard Jakpa.

These applications include an order of inquiry into the conduct of the Attorney-General following allegations made by Richard Jakpa regarding odd-hour calls from the A-G; a request for a mistrial to terminate the case; a stay of proceedings until the application is determined; and a motion to strike out charges against the businessman.

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

Dr. Ato Forson and Richard Jakpa are facing trial for allegedly 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 allegations of odd-hour calls from the Attorney General, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe determined that the request lacked legal grounds.

The judge also rejected the invitation to declare the case a mistrial.


Last month, Richard Jakpa disclosed under cross-examination that the Attorney General had been contacting him at unusual hours to solicit testimony against Minority Leader Dr. Ato Forson.

This revelation has sparked discussions, with some calling for the resignation of Attorney General Godfred Dame.

Dr. Ato Forson is currently on trial for his alleged involvement in the procurement of defective ambulances for Ghana.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) played a 16-minute tape allegedly featuring a conversation between the Attorney General and Jakpa. However, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has refuted the claims made in the audio, asserting that it has been “doctored and manipulated” with malicious intent.

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