Ambulance Case: Jakpa presents excerpts of WhatsApp Chat with Dame to court in support of his claims.


Businessman Richard Jakpa said that in order to strengthen his case, he provided the court with excerpts of his WhatsApp conversation with Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame.

The Attorney General is free to offer any material he left out that could add context or refute his presentation, according to Jakpa.

The third accused, Richard Jakpa, a businessman and Attorney General Godfred Dame, shared seventy WhatsApp conversations, according to evidence submitted by the prosecution in the ambulance trial involving former Deputy Finance Minister, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, and two other individuals.

The third accused sent the majority of the texts on the social networking platform, it was revealed in court on Tuesday.

The witness box operator for today, Richard Jakpa, is reported to have transmitted 68 communications to the A-G, and Mr. Godfred Dame responded with two messages.

A crucial stage in the ongoing ambulance trial is being reached as the Director of Public Prosecutions is currently cross-examining Richard Jakpa.

This comes after last Thursday, June 13, when the first accused, Dr. Ato Forson, was finished being cross-examined by the attorneys for him.

On June 13, 2024, after Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson’s legal team, led by Dr. Abdul Basit Aziz Bamba, finished their cross-examination, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, the additional High Court judge overseeing the case, called upon the Prosecution.

An audio recording of Godfred Dame and Richard Jakpa, the third accused in the case, was previously entered into evidence by the court.

It is alleged that businessman Richard Jakpa and current Minority Leader in Parliament, Dr. Ato Forson, purposefully caused the state to lose 2.37 million euros when buying ambulances. They are both on trial right now after entering not guilty pleas.

In compliance with the Case Management Completion plan, Mr. Jakpa is going to be subjected to an extensive interrogation by the Prosecution, which should last at least five hours.

A mistrial plea in the ambulance trial was declined by the Accra High Court, and Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the minority leader’s attorney, filed an appeal against this ruling, which was denied by the Court of Appeal.

The application submitted by former Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson was deemed unacceptable by Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, who was presiding over the ambulance trial.

The motion, which included a tape of Attorney-General Godfred Dame and a co-accused allegedly discussing cases in court, accused Dame of professional and prosecutorial misconduct.

In order to declare a mistrial or look into the Attorney General’s actions, the judge could not find any legal foundation.

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