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AG/Jakpa Leaked Tape: I'm Surprised Dame Is Still In Office – Franklin Cudjoe


Founder and President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has expressed deep dismay that Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame continues to remain in office even after the release of a leaked tape of an accused in the ongoing ambulance trial.

Mr Cudjoe claimed that such behaviour would not be tolerated in any civilised country except Ghana, which he lamented as the cause of the nation's regression.

In his assessment, Mr Cudjoe stressed that Mr Dame should have either resigned or been dismissed by President Akufo-Addo in order to preserve the sanctity of Ghana’s democracy and legal system.

In an interview with Citi TV on Saturday, June 1, Mr Cudjoe sharply criticised those defending the Attorney General's actions and stressed the seriousness of the matter.

He stressed that this issue was more than mere politics and should not be trivialised as an electoral issue, as its nature was crucial to the integrity of the country's legal framework.

“Some say he did nothing wrong, others defend him, let's stop this. Your Minister of Justice is actually teaching someone to make up a story to put someone else in jail. Why? He ordered Jakpa to get a false medical certificate, that is really damning isn't it?

“We are facing an election and people think this is an election issue, but it is not. It is a serious matter, a very stressful matter and I am surprised the gentleman is still in office,” he said.

Under cross-examination, Richard Jakpa admitted that the Attorney General had contacted him at unusual times to request testimony against the Minority Leader.

This revelation has sparked debate among Ghanaians, with some calling for the resignation of Justice Minister Godfred Dame.

Dr. Ato Forson, former Deputy Minister of Finance and current Minority Leader, is currently on trial for his alleged involvement in the procurement of defective ambulances for Ghana.

Subsequently, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) played a 16-minute tape at a press conference that allegedly contained a conversation between the Attorney General and Jakpa.

But the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied the allegations made in the audio file, claiming it was “fabricated and manipulated” with malicious intent.

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