Ambulance Case: 'I Will Be Dishonest If I Testify The Way You Want' - Jakpa Protests To The AG In Alleged Tape

Richard Jakpa, the third accused in the ongoing ambulance case, has raised serious allegations against the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame.

In an alleged secret tape, Jakpa is heard protesting to Dame, stating,

"That is the problem I'm having. Anytime you bring up this issue with Yoni Kulendi, when I went to Yoni Kulendi's place, anytime you bring this issue, that is the problem I'm having. (10:02) Because me, for example, I am in this case because I'm innocent and I'm going through an ordeal."

"So I'm looking at another person, also going through the ordeal and me because I know the truth and I decide not to say it because I want to help the AG make his case."
This follows a suggestion by the AG in the alleged take to the accused person to aid him in securing a conviction against the Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson.

This revelation has sparked controversy and raised questions about the integrity of the judicial process.

Mr Jakpa's statement implied that the Attorney General attempted to pressure him into giving false testimony to support the prosecution's case against the first accused, Dr Ato Forson.

Dr. Forson, a former Deputy Finance Minister and the current Minority Leader, is facing charges related to the procurement of faulty ambulances for Ghana.

Mr Jakpa's allegation suggested that Dame sought to manipulate the evidence to ensure a conviction.

The alleged secret tape has intensified scrutiny on the Attorney General's conduct in the case. Many are calling for an independent investigation to determine the authenticity of the tape and the veracity of Jakpa's claims.

Legal experts and civil society organisations have expressed concern over the potential implications for the rule of law and justice in Ghana, emphasising the need for transparency and accountability in the judicial system.

In response to the allegations, the Attorney General has categorically denied any wrongdoing.

He asserted that Mr Jakpa's claims were unfounded and that he never sought to influence Mr Jakpa's testimony.

The Attorney General maintains that his actions have been in line with the law and that he is committed to ensuring a fair trial for all parties involved.