As a result of various criminal cases his office is prosecuting, Ghana’s attorney general has said that not only is his life in danger, but he also frequently receives offers of bribes from parties hoping to pervert the course of justice.
The death threats and bribe offers, according to Mr. Godfred Dame, are connected to a variety of instances.
“We get such representations all the time, such offers of inducements, and even threats on our life”, he said on Upfront on Joy, gesturing: “I can show you many on my phone”.
“It is not just on galamsey or financial offences” but “even murder”.
The justice minister claimed that ever since he first started receiving death threats, he has had to take his personal security seriously.
We receive such threats and offers frequently, he stressed, adding, “I am the kind that has the tendency not to rely on security, but on some occasions, I have had to have a review of my security.”
He stated, “We oppose them because some of us must carry out the authority granted to us by Ghanaian law and the constitution.
“I would want to be an attorney general who inspired the staff and the staff attorneys to conduct matters ably in court, both locally and abroad, and I think that is what is most important”, Mr Dame said.
“I would want an office of attorney general whose capacity has been effectively built and well harnessed to defend the interest of the state in all matters, both home and abroad”.
According to him he wants to set a legacy “People should see the office of AG as the best department in the country”, insisting: “We ought to be an institution which is a star example of success and excellence in the republic”.