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Ambulance Trial: Ato Forson files for an order of mistrial

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Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the Minority Leader, has submitted an additional affidavit to bolster the request for a mistrial, injunction, and/or suspension of the current legal proceedings in the ambulance case involving himself and two others.

The supplementary affidavit references a controversial recording involving the Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, and the third defendant, Richard Jakpa.

The recording suggests an attempt by the Attorney-General to influence Jakpa to falsely involve Dr. Ato Forson in the trial.

The legal team representing Ato Forson contends in the affidavit that the Attorney-General’s actions constitute misconduct and have petitioned for the case to be dismissed on the grounds of a mistrial.

“It has become necessary to file this affidavit in order to bring to the attention of the Court and in the interest of justice, certain pertinent, material and relevant matters that have a bearing on the fair and just determination of the current application.

“That I say that I have since filing the instant application had the opportunity of listening to a recording widely circulating in the media depicting the voices of the Attorney-General and A3 fervently discussing the evidence the Attorney-General will prefer the said A3 to adduce at the trial. At the hearing of the instant application, my counsel will seek leave of the court to have the said audio recording played in open court.”

The Minority Leader further argues that failure to order a mistrial in such circumstances, where there appears to be a blatant disregard for the rule of law and ethical standards of prosecution by none other than the Attorney-General, could severely undermine public confidence in the judicial process.

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