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Ambulance Trial: AG has no intention of conducting fair prosecution against Ato Forson– Srem-Sai

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Private legal practitioner Justice Srem-Sai has voiced apprehensions regarding the impartiality of Attorney-General Godfred Yeboah Dame’s prosecution in the current trial concerning ambulance procurement.

These remarks follow the disclosure by the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice that they have faced considerable pressure from diverse parties to halt the trial related to the ambulance purchases.

This was followed by the release of plea bargain details of the third accused.

Richard Jakpa, the third accused earlier made allegations in court that Mr Dame had approached him several times, seeking his help to implicate Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson.

The AG in a statement mentioned that the third defendant had requested plea bargaining through a series of letters, which has not been accepted.

In an interview on The Big Issue on Citi TV on Saturday, Mr Srem-Sai strongly disagreed with the notion that plea bargaining implied admission of guilt, as was being communicated by the AG.

He stated that the AG’s actions showed that he had no intention of conducting a fair prosecution.

“The whole office of AG on the letterhead of AG who understands the essence of plea bargaining and knows very well that an application for plea bargaining is not an admission of guilt and indeed it is actually without prejudice yet was able to put on a press statement saying that in fact that it is indeed the accused person rather who was trying to influence him and the evidence of this alleged influence is an application for plea bargaining.”

“It didn’t end there, just after the press statement was issued we saw copies of the plea bargaining documents application between the accused person’s lawyers and the AG flying in the media.

“Who released those things, you could see stamps of the AG on them, what it tells you is that the AG has no intention of actually conducting a fair prosecution…that is an unfair practice,” he noted.

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