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Ambulance case: Fire AG if he does not resign – Prof. Appiagyei to Akufo-Addo


An Associate Professor at the University of Ghana Law School, Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, has called for the resignation of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, citing concerns over the credibility of the office.

Calls on President Akufo-Addo to dismiss the Attorney General if he does not resign, citing the need to restore public confidence in the administration of justice in Ghana.

His comments come in the wake of allegations by Richard Jakpa, the third defendant in the ambulance purchase trial, that he was previously approached by the Attorney General to help build a case against the minority leader and former Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson.

During cross-examination by the minority leader’s lawyer, the trial judge, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, warned Jakpa to be direct in his answers and avoid wasting the court’s time.

Responding to the judge’s warning, Attorney General Yeboah Dame accused Jakpa of defending the minority leader.

This allegation led Mr. Jakpa to reply that the Attorney General seemed aggrieved that he had previously failed to get him (Jakpa) to help the state prepare a case against Dr. Ato Forson.

speaking in The JoyNews AM Program On Tuesday, Professor Appiagyei-Atua stated that “according to the records, it doesn’t seem like it, but I think to give the office credibility, that’s what it has to do, and if it doesn’t, the president should also move on. and protect the credibility and integrity of the Attorney General’s Office.”

Appiagyei-Atua suggested that a parliamentary inquiry or special inquiry might be the only way to address the situation, given the unlikelihood of a resignation or dismissal.

“And if that doesn’t work again, the records seem to show it may not, but you never know. If not, there are other options and avenues available, and a parliamentary inquiry may also be carried out.

“You can also create a special investigative commission to do that, and I think we should not let this matter sit still because it reaches the level of the Attorney General’s Office, so something needs to be done,” he said. .

Other individuals have done similar calls including former Principal of the Ghana Law School and private lawyer, Mr. Ansah Asare.

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