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Ambulance Case: Ato Forson Asks Court to Declare a Mistrial in New Filing

The development comes after recent revelations against Attorney-General Godfred Dame

Minority Leader of Parliament, Cassiel Ato Forson has filed for an order of mistrial in the case where he is being prosecuted for causing financial loss to the state over the purchase of 200 ambulances.

Forson’s lawyers last week filed a supplementary affidavit asking the court for an order of mistrial, and injunction.

The development comes after recent revelations that Attorney-General Godfred Dame tried to have Mr. Richard Jakpa, a third accused person in the case give false testimony to implicate Dr. Forson. Jakpa also filed a similar application last week, asking the court to dismiss all charges against him.

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“In the interest of injustice, which must not only be done but be manifestly seen to be done, that the Honorable Court declares a mistrial since based on the impugned conduct of the Attorney-General, which stands uncontested, it is clear the prosecution led by the Attorney General has embarked on reprehensible and unlawful conduct for the sole purpose of securing my conviction,” Dr. Forson’s lawyers wrote in the filing.

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SUPPLEMENTARY AFFIDAVIT OF DR CASSIEL ATO FORSON IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTION ON NOTICE FOR ORDER FOR

Last week, he also petitioned the Chief Justice, requesting that his trial be allowed live media coverage.

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Read Also: Ambulance Case: Minority Leader Ato Forson Petitions Chief Justice For Live Broadcast of Trial


The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a press conference earlier in May, played a 16-minute phone conversation between the AG and Mr. Jakpa, which it says is evidence of alleged witness tampering and misconduct from the AG.

Godfred Dame and his supporters, largely members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have denied the allegations saying the tape was doctored.

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