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Ambulance case: Dame must be dismissed and prosecuted – Asiedu Nketiah

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has demanded the prompt resignation or removal of the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, due to grave accusations of improper conduct.

The party’s call comes in the wake of a 16-minute audio tape they released, which they allege contains evidence of Mr. Dame’s involvement in manipulating legal proceedings against the Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson.

In the purported recording, Godfred Dame is allegedly heard directing the third defendant, Richard Jakpa, on his courtroom testimony, specifically to undermine the Minority Leader.

These revelations have led the NDC to challenge Mr. Dame’s fitness to serve as the leader of the Ghana Bar and in his capacity as the Attorney General.

During a press conference on Tuesday, May 28, National Chairman John Asiedu Nketiah outlined the party’s position, stating, “Considering the scandalous nature of this recording and other forms of evidence we have shown you, we wish to make the following pressing demands as part of the efforts to restore credibility to the Attorney General’s Office and Ghana’s Judicial system.”

“The immediate and unconditional resignation or dismissal of Godfred Dame for bringing the high office of the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice into repute and public opprobrium. Clearly, Mr Dame is not fit to hold himself out as Attorney General and Minister of Justice. He is unfit to be the leader of the Ghana bar,” he stated.

The NDC has also called for the immediate prosecution of Godfred Dame for alleged violations of Ghanaian law, warning that failure to do so by President Akufo-Addo would result in future legal action by an NDC-led government.

Additionally, the party seeks disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Dame by the general legal council and a publicly televised parliamentary inquiry into these allegations and other reports of judicial manipulations by Godfred Dame has also been proposed by the NDC, aiming to censure him and prevent any recurrence of such judicial manipulation.

“The immediate prosecution of Godfred Dame for multiple violations of the laws of Ghana. We wish to make it clear that should President Akufo-Addo refuse or fail to prosecute him, the future NDC government will prosecute Godfred Dame for this heinous crime or fabrication of evidence.

“Commencement of disciplinary proceedings by the general legal council against Godfred Dame and his disbarment for this conduct unbecoming of a lawyer and more importantly the leader of the Ghana bar.

“… A publicly televised parliamentary enquiry into this and other reports of judicial manipulations by Godfred Dame of the view to sensor him to prevent the recurrence of such judicial manipulation,” he said.

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