Ambulance Trial: Exonerate Yourself by Taking the Witness Box if You Have Nothing to Hide - A-G Told

Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the head of the party’s legal affairs, has dared the Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame to testify under oath if he claims he has nothing to hide in the ongoing ambulance case.

According to Edudzi Tamakloe, if the Attorney-General insists that he is innocent of the allegations leveled against him by the third accused, Mr. Richard Jakpa, then he [Attorney-General] should prove his innocence by taking the witness stand.

Edudzi’s call comes in response to initial comments made by the Attorney-General, who maintains that, the evidence tendered by Richard Jakpa to the court should be disregarded, thus, claiming that, the allegations leveled against him are unfounded.

Addressing a town hall meeting with some Ghanaian residents in the United Kingdom (UK), Mr. Dame stated that the NDC’s allegations had collapsed when the cross-examination of Jakpa commenced.

However, in an interview on Citi News, the NDC’s legal brain posited that it is uncalled for, for the Attorney-General to make the aforementioned statement adding that if the Attorney-General has nothing to hide, he should testify under oath.

He said, “If the Attorney-General was doing what is right, why was he worried as to whether anybody was recording him or not? This bravery from a safe distance should be dismissed with alacrity. You leave Ghana, you go to London and start making noise."

“If he is a man, nothing precludes him from taking the witness stand. That I am a man, I am Godfred Yeboah Dame, the leader of the Bar and the Attorney-General of the Republic and I am taking the witness stand."

He concluded that, “You have not disputed that there was a meeting between your good self, Richard Jakpa and the respected Justice of the Supreme Court. You have not denied it. So my question to him, in the absence of any denial on oath from him, which of these stories should be believed?”