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Ambulance case: Allow the public to witness my trial firsthand — Ato Forson request live broadcast

Headlines Ambulance case: Allow the public to witness my trial firsthand — Ato Forson request live broadcast
THU, 30 MAY 2024 LISTEN

Lawyers for former deputy Minister of Finance Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson have formally requested that the ongoing trial of their client and two others over allegations of financial loss in an ambulance procurement scandal be a live broadcast.

In a letter to the Chief Justice received on May 30, Ato Forson's legal team at Azizbamba & Associates argued their client was seeking the live broadcast in the interest of "transparency and open justice."

"Live broadcasting the trial would serve several important purposes. First, it would ensure that the public has full access to the evidence and arguments presented in court," wrote the lawyers.

Dr. Ato Forson said in a statement he wanted the live broadcast due to "a deep commitment to transparency and open justice, principles that are fundamental to a fair and impartial legal system."

The request comes amid recent allegations of misconduct against the Attorney General in the case.

The third accused Richard Jakpa has accused the Attorney General of pestering him to bear false witness to implicate Dr. Ato Forson—a claim the opposition NDC has backed with alleged evidence.

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