Ambulance Purchase Trial: Leaked audio won’t impact court case – Deputy Attorney-General 

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Deputy Attorney-General, Alfred Tuah-Yeboah, has dismissed the authenticity of an audio tape released by the National Democratic Congress (NDC), asserting that it will not affect the ongoing ambulance procurement trial.

Speaking at the launch of Amnesty International’s Human Rights and Death Penalty Report 2023, on May 29, Tuah-Yeboah defended Attorney-General Godfred Dame against the NDC’s allegations.

The NDC claims the audio captures a conversation between Attorney-General Dame and Richard Jakpa, the third accused in the ambulance purchase trial.

Jakpa had alleged that Dame approached him to fabricate a case against former Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson. The NDC has since called for Dame’s resignation.

In response, Tuah-Yeboah asserted that the NDC’s call for resignation lacks merit.

“The Attorney-General is very resolute, firm, healthy, and is undertaking his duties as Attorney-General. He is currently out of the jurisdiction and will soon return to continue his duties,” he stated.

Acknowledging the conversation between Dame and Jakpa, Tuah-Yeboah emphasized that nothing of consequence was said by Godfred Dame.

“There is no doubt that the Attorney-General had a conversation with the third accused, as you’ve heard from our spokesperson. We believe nothing untoward was said,” he stressed.

When questioned about the audio’s potential impact on the trial, Tuah-Yeboah was clear.

“The audios, if there are any, have nothing to do with what we are doing in court. The judge has made it clear that the court proceedings are separate from public political discourse. Our focus is to conclude the case based on the merits,” he stated.

He reiterated that the Attorney-General’s office remains focused on its legal responsibilities, unaffected by external political pressures.

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