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Resign – Prof Appiagyei-Tua tells Godfred Dame

A Professor at the University of Ghana Law School, Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua has said the Attorney-General Godfred Dame must resign following the allegations made against him by the third accused person in the Ato Forson trial, Richard Jakpa.

Prof Appiagye indicated that the allegations raise issues of credbilty for the A-G if they are proven to be true.

“If what the NDC version that I heard is true, it raises a lot of credibility issues for the Attorney-General,” he said on the Ghana Tonight show on TV3 Tuesday May 28.

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu had described the court action against the Minority Leader Dr Cassiel Ato Forson as persecution.

He says the government has been “persecuting” Dr Forson since 2021.

Addressing a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, May 28, he said “The Akufo-Addo government has been persecuting the Minority Leader over the purchase of an ambulance.”

“This is political witch-hunting and persecution,” he stressed.

He further stated that the NDC is compelled to set the records straight regarding this court action following deliberate falsehood by Attorney-General Godfred Dame and New Patritoc Party (NPP) propagandists.

“In the context of repeated falsehood, deliberate misinformation, and distortion churned out by Godfred Dame and NPP propagandists, we are compelled to correct certain misconceptions about the transaction.

“It will be irresponsible on us to sit a loof to sit and allow the deliberate misinformation to fester.”

NDC’s press conference was responding to the claim made against Attorney-General Godfred Dame by the third accused in the Ato Forson trial, Richard Jakpa.

The Minority Leader Dr. Ato Forson, Sylvester Anemana as well as private businessman, Richard Jakpa, are standing 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.

The state has, however, discontinued the case against Sylvester Anemana.

It is recalled that during court proceedings on Thursday, May 23, 2024, Mr Jakpa fumed at the Attorney-General for accusing him of defending Ato Forson, in his testimony.

The businessman, who was under cross-examination by counsel for the Minority Leader, had earlier been warned by Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe to be direct in his responses rather than going around it and wasting the Court’s time.

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