I’ve not engaged Richard Jakpa to give false testimony in Ato Forson Ambulance case – AG

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Godfred Yeboah Dame, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, has denied allegations made by members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regarding an accusation made by Richard Jakpa, the third accused, during Thursday’s (May 23) court proceedings, that the Attorney General wanted his cooperation in order to get Cassiel Ato Forson, the first accused, found guilty.

A statement signed by the deputy attorney general, Alfred Tuah Yeboah on Thursday (23 May) said “It is rather the third accused who, by various letters dated 27 April, 2023, 16 May, 2023, 30 May, 2023 and 12 June 2023, has proposed to the Republic through the Attorney General to engage in plea bargaining or plea negotiations. This plea bargaining proposal has, to date, not been accepted by the Attorney General.”

“Even though the law on plea bargaining passed by Parliament permits a prosecutor to negotiate with an accused person after a plea proposal has been made, the Attorney General has not engaged the third accused person to give false testimony in the matter.”

The statement claims that the Attorney General has been under a great deal of pressure from many parties to drop the charges against Cassiel Ato Forson, the first accused, but he has refused to back down.

Additionally, the Attorney General has stated that he had video proof of Cassiel Ato Forson, the first defendant, visiting him and pleading with him to drop the charges.

The Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Attorney General stated that they view the most recent accusation made against the Attorney General as a component of a larger plot by the NDC to increase pressure on him to drop the charges or deflect attention from the actual problems pertaining to the acts of the accused that have resulted in significant financial losses for the State.

Read the details in the statement below:

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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