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Ato Forson appeals to Chief Justice for live streaming of court hearings in Ambulance case trial

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Minority Leader and main defendant in the ongoing ambulance trial, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has directed his legal team to formally request the Chief Justice to broadcast the remaining trial sessions.

This request, communicated in a letter from his attorneys to the Chief Justice on May 30, is motivated by recent accusations of impropriety leveled against Attorney-General Godfred Yeboah Dame.

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Richard Jakpa made a claim last week suggesting that the Attorney-General had urged him to give false testimony against Dr. Ato Forson during the trial.

In support of Jakpa’s accusations, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) released a 16-minute recording purportedly capturing a conversation between Dame and Jakpa.

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The recording allegedly depicts Dame advising Jakpa on what statements to present in court to implicate Dr. Ato Forson.

During a press conference on May 28, NDC Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketiah stated that the recording revealed a coaching session aimed at influencing Jakpa’s testimony.

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Given these developments, Dr. Ato Forson argued that live broadcasting of the trial would ensure transparency and uphold the principles of open justice, enabling citizens to develop informed perspectives and hold those involved accountable.

“In the wake of the recent exposé concerning the alleged misconduct of the Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, I have instructed my lawyers to petition the Chief Justice for the live broadcast of all subsequent proceedings in the Ambulance Trial. This request is motivated by a deep commitment to transparency and open justice, principles that are fundamental to a fair and impartial legal system.”

“The allegations against the Attorney-General are deeply concerning. If true, they represent a serious breach of public trust and a threat to the integrity of our judicial system. It is imperative that these allegations be thoroughly investigated and that the public be given the opportunity to witness the proceedings firsthand,” he posted on social media.

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