NDC 'case no atɔ nsuo mu' - Godfred Dame at town hall meeting in UK [VIDEO]

NDC 'case no atɔ nsuo mu' - Godfred Dame at town hall meeting in UK [VIDEO]

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame was at a town hall meeting with some Ghanaian residents in the United Kingdom (UK) where he addressed some issues in relation to the allegation that he has misconducted himself in relation to the ambulance trial involving the current Minority Leader in Parliament, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson and businessman Richard Jakpa.


The National Democratic Congress (NDC) had demanded the resignation or dismissal of Godfred Dame, for allegedly flouting regulations in  the legal practice.

According to the NDC, the Attorney-General had violated Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 2423 - Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 2020, and Section 315 of the Criminal Offences Act and for that purpose, the leading opposition political party wanted the Attorney General to be prosecuted for the alleged violations.

The National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, for instance at a press conference in Accra warned that if the president does not take action, the next NDC administration will.

But when those allegations were presented at the High Court in Accra where the related ambulance case is on trial, the court said the appropriate forum for the issue was the General Legal Council.

The High Court judge overseeing the case had advised that the Attorney General should consider recusing himself after expressing concerns about Dame's interaction with Jakpa, the third accused, outside the courtroom. 

The judge noted that Dame had discussed case details with Jakpa and encouraged him to submit a medical excuse to facilitate an adjournment.

However, the judge clarified that this encounter did not constitute sufficient grounds to halt the prosecutions. Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe advised Dame to step away from the direct prosecution to uphold the judiciary's integrity.

But in response, Mr Dame emphasised that the judge's recommendation was merely advisory and not an official order. .

Watch video of Mr Dame speaking on the isse at UK town hall meeting below

Speaking at the town hall meeting in the UK, Mr Dame stated that the allegation being put forward by members of the NDC and the third accused person, Richard Jakpa about his conduct in the case has fallen into water since the cross-examination of Jakpa started.

He has therefore urged the public to reject the falsehoods and misrepresentations by the NDC in the ongoing ambulance case.

"So I am saying that we should resist all the lies, deception and deceits of the NDC and indeed that is their stock-in-trade and I, personally, I can attest to that," he said.

Mr Dame said the cross examination in court in the ongoing trial has exposed the "lies, deceptions and deceits of the NDC".

"Within a matter of two days when we [prosecution] started our cross-examination of the person who was spreading all those lies, you see how the matter is going. Their case has crumbled, as the President [Akufo-Addo] will say, “case no atɔ nsuom” [to wit the case has fallen into water]. So, indeed we should resist the deception, lies of the NDC.

“They will come with all sorts of presentations about every major action or step being taken by this government and therefore we should be on the lookout, Thank you very much,” he said.


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