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Martin Kpebu, Other, Call on Akufo-Addo to Sack Godfred Dame

The Attorney-General is facing intense public scrutiny and calls to step down after a leaked audio recording surfaced, played by the NDC during a press conference, featuring a conversation between the AG and Richard Jakpa, the third defendant in the controversial ambulance procurement deal.

A private legal practitioner in Ghana, Martin Kpebu, has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to dismiss Attorney-General Godfred Dame, following the allegations leveled against him by Richard Jakpa, a defendant in the Ato Forson case.

Kpebu believes that the Attorney-General’s actions have tarnished Ghana’s image.

“We have been damaged as a country, President Akufo-Addo has to sack Dame before the close of today,” Mr. Kpebu said.

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Adding his voice, a Professor at the University of Ghana Law School, Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, has called on the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) to publicly address the allegations levelled against the Attorney-General.

“I expect the Ghana Bar Association to speak out, the silence is very loud. They should have made a statement condemning the act by the A-G and called for his resignation or may be indicated that if that is not done they are going competition the General Legal Council (GLC),” Mr. Appiagyei-Atua

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He further stated that if the allegations are proven true, they will dent Godfred Dame’s reputation hence his resignation.

“If the allegations are confirmed, they would undermine the Attorney-General’s credibility; if what the NDC version that I heard is true, it raises a lot of credibility issues for the Attorney-General. The most honourable thing will be for the A-G to resign,” he said.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding either the resignation or dismissal of the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Dame, moments after releasing a phone conversation over his conduct in the prosecution of the party’s Minority leader in Parliament and one other in the ambulance case currently pending in court.

During the Moment of Truth series [May 28], the NDC released a 16-minute audio and WhatsApp text messages which according to them prove an attempt by the AG to coerce Mr. Richard Jakpa, (the third accused person in the case) to give false testimonies that would implicate Minority leader, Ato Forson.

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