Jakpa's leaked tape: It's unfortunate NDC is playing in the mud, worsening the case for Ato Forson — Allotey Jacobs 

Social News Jakpa's leaked tape: It's unfortunate NDC is playing in the mud, worsening the case for Ato Forson —Allotey Jacobs

Social commentator Bernard Allotey Jacobs has criticized the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the leaked tape between Richard Jakpa and Attorney-General Godfred Dame regarding the ambulance purchase trial.

The former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC described the release of Jakpa's telephone conversation with the Attorney-General as an act of "entrapment."

Speaking on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" morning show, the former NDC Central Regional Chairman expressed disappointment in NDC's actions.

He indicated that the audio recording was a calculated move by Jakpa and the NDC to discredit the Attorney-General.

"For me, what I would ask is, is it a planned thing? Are they afraid of the outcome of the High Court judgment and for that reason Jakpa would have to use his cousin or his relative to entrap either the Supreme Court Judge or the A-G?" Allotey Jacobs questioned.

He further elaborated, "The Policeman will call what has happened an entrapment because the A-G or Kulendi was entrapped by Jakpa. And it is most unfortunate that the NDC is indulging itself in this."

Allotey Jacobs also criticized the NDC for holding a press conference and making accusations against the Attorney-General, stating that the party's actions were "muddying the waters for Ato Forson."

Jakpa and Ato Forson are accused of causing a financial loss of €2.37 million to the State in a deal to purchase 200 ambulances between 2014 and 2016.

According to the Attorney-General's facts accompanying the charge sheet, the ambulances were found "not fit for purpose."

The case has taken a dramatic turn with Jakpa, a local representative of Big Sea General Trading Limited, claiming that the Attorney-General approached him to fabricate a case against Dr. Ato Forson.

"A-G has on several occasions engaged me at odd hours to help him make a case against A1 and I have evidence for that. If he pushes me, I will open Pandora's box," Jakpa said in court.

"I don’t understand why the A-G will accuse me of defending A1 when I’m here to defend myself," he added.

Gideon Afful Amoako
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