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AG disregards Judge’s advice, vows to prosecute Ambulance Case

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The Attorney General (AG), Godfred Yeboah Dame, has indicated that he will continue the prosecution in the ambulance case, despite the advice from the presiding judge to recuse himself.

The High Court judge, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, overseeing the ambulance case, involving the Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson and the third accused, Richard Jakpa, earlier suggested that the AG should step away from the trial.

This recommendation came after the judge expressed concern over the AG’s interaction with the third accused person, Richard Jakpa, outside of the court.

The AG had discussed the facts of the case with Jakpa and had encouraged him to submit a medical excuse to the court to facilitate an adjournment.

However, the judge noted that this encounter does not provide sufficient grounds to discontinue prosecutions against the accused persons.

Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe advised the AG to remove himself from the direct prosecution of the case, believing that this would be in the best interest of the judiciary.

Despite this advice, Dame, during a press engagement after the proceedings stated that the judge’s comment was merely a suggestion. He has decided to proceed with the case, despite the judge’s caution.

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