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Godfred Dame and I met at night twice in 2022 – Jakpa tells court



The third accused in the ongoing ambulance case, Richard Jakpa, has told the court hearing his case that he met with the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, on two occasions in 2022.

He explained that their meetings “both happened around 10:30 PM.”

Jakpa made this disclosure during his testimony on Thursday, June 13, while being cross-examined by the legal team of Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the first accused in the case.

The third accused also stated that these meetings occurred at night, suggesting a level of secrecy and urgency in their discussions.

He described the interactions as significant, as they shaped his understanding of his role and the direction of the case.

According to Jakpa, during these late-night meetings, Godfred Dame assured him that he was not the primary target of the prosecution.

He recounted how the Attorney General emphasised that the main focus of the case was Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the Minority Leader, details from a report on said.

This assurance, Richard Jakpa claimed, influenced his decision to cooperate fully with the Attorney General’s office, including sharing crucial documents and information with them.

The third accused added that he was led to believe he would be discharged at the submission of no case, which reinforced his willingness to assist.

The businessman further testified that as a result of these assurances, he was provided with the addendum to the main contract between the government of Ghana and Big Sea, even before the prosecution had officially closed its case.

This document, he added, played a critical role in the proceedings and in his involvement in the case.

The revelations made by Jakpa during his cross-examination have added a new dimension to the ongoing trial, further highlighting the interactions between the accused and the Attorney General, Godfred Dame.



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