Godfred Dame will continue his duties; leaked audio won’t affect court case – Deputy AG

The Deputy Attorney-General, Alfred Tuah-Yeboah, has questioned the authenticity of the audio tape released by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Interacting with the media on the sidelines of the launch of Amnesty International’s Human Rights and Death Penalty Report 2023, Mr Tuah-Yeboah dismissed NDC’s claims while mounting a strong defence for his boss, Godfred Dame.

On Tuesday, the NDC released what it claims to be an audio recording of a conversation between the Attorney General, Godfred Dame, and the third accused person in the controversial ambulance purchase trial, Richard Jakpa.

This follows claims by the third accused, Richard Jakpa that the Attorney General had previously approached him to help build a case against the former Deputy Finance Minister, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson.

The NDC has since called for the resignation of Mr Dame.

In response, Mr Tuah-Yeboah said the NDC has no basis to call for the resignation of Mr Dame.

He stressed that the Attorney General remains resolute and would return to continue his job.

“It is not confirmed whether what we have is an authentic audio. That’s the first thing. The second thing is that the Attorney General is very resolute, very firm, very healthy and is undertaking his duties as Attorney General. He is currently out of the jurisdiction and very soon he will be back to continue his duties as Attorney General,” he said.

“There is no doubt that the Attorney General had a conversation with the third accused, as you’ve heard from our spokesperson. Very true, circumstances led to that kind of conversation and we think nothing untoward was said.”

When asked how the audio would affect the ongoing ambulance procurement case, the Deputy Attorney General noted that the audio would have nothing to do with the case.

“We’re in court and cases of this nature are fought in court. We have closed our case in that matter. The first accused has closed his case, and the third accused person is in the witness stand undergoing cross-examination.

“The audios, if there are any, have nothing to do with what we are doing in court. And the judge made it known that what we are doing in court is different from what we are doing in the public space, that is, politicking.

“Our focus is to do what we’re doing in court for us to get to the end of this matter,” he stressed.

On calls for the A-G to recuse himself from the case, the Deputy A-G responded “There’s no basis”.

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