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Ambulance case: AG's attempt to coerce witness, criminal amounts to fabrication of evidence — Sammy Gyamfi

Headlines Ambulance case: AG's attempt to coerce witness, criminal amounts to fabrication of evidence — Sammy Gyamfi
FRI, 24 MAY 2024 LISTEN

Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reacted to claims that Attorney General (AG, Godfred Dame attempted to coerce a witness in the ongoing ambulance procurement case involving the former Deputy Finance Minister Cassiel Ato Forson and two others.

Richard Jakpa, a 3rd accused person in the case revealed in court on Thursday that the AG had impressed upon him through phone calls and meetings to "falsify his testimony to implicate the Minority Leader".

According to Sammy Gyamfi, the AG “could not deny or dispute this testimony of the 3rd accused in court."

"Dame’s disgraceful conduct is unethical and unprofessional as it breaches rule 13, 40 and 54 of the LEGAL PROFESSION (PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ETIQUETTE) RULES 2020 (L.I 2423),” he added.

He therefore accused the AG of attempting to fabricate evidence through his alleged coercion of the witness, saying his action amounts to a criminal offense.

“More importantly, Dame’s shameful conduct amounts to Fabrication of Evidence and constitutes an offense under sections 213 and 214 of the Criminal and Other Offenses Act, 1960 (ACT 29),” said Sammy Gyamfi.

Meanwhile, in his response, Mr. Dame says it is rather the first accused, Dr. Ato Forson who have been pleading with him to drop the charges, claiming he has video evidence.

In view of this, the NDC spokesperson dared Mr. Dame to prove his innocence by publishing any video evidence he claims to have within 24 hours.

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