Monday, 17 June

Prosecute AG for 'heinous crime of fabricating evidence': NDC to Akufo-Addo

NDC's National Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketia

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding "the immediate prosecution" of Attorney General Godfred Dame "for multiple violations of the laws of Ghana". 

"We wish to make it clear that should President Akufo-Addo fail to prosecute him, a future NDC government will prosecute Godfred Dame for this heinous crime of fabricating evidence,” NDC's National Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketia swore at a press conference on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at which the party released a 16-minute audiotape allegedly capturing the AG in a witness tampering attempt in the ongoing ambulace procurement trial involving Minority Leader Cassiel Ato Forson.

On the tape, a voice resembling that of the AG is heard coaxing third accused person Richard Jakpa to implicate the former Deputy Finance Minister in the case.

For this reason, Mr Nketia called for Mr Dame’s dismissal.

He also accused the government of persecuting Dr Forson to gag him.

“Friends from the media, it is clear from the incontrovertible evidence we have adduced today that the government has no evidence of wrongdoing against the Minority Leader but is only involved in fabrications to persecute him as retribution for his strong opposition to the economic mismanagement and general misrule of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government,” he said.