Ambulance Case: AG Wanted Me To Help Him Jail Ato Forson – Jakpa

Businessman Richard Jakpa has made another significant revelation regarding Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame's efforts to implicate Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson in the ongoing ambulance case.

Mr Jakpa claimed that the AG urged him to cooperate in having Dr. Forson jailed for six months, thereby declaring his parliamentary seat vacant for a by-election.

According to Jakpa, this conversation took place at the home of his cousin, Justice Yonni Kulendi, where the AG allegedly pressured him to provide incriminating evidence against Dr. Forson.

During cross-examination led by Dr. Abdul Basit Aziz Bamba, Jakpa testified that the AG mentioned being under considerable pressure from President Nana Akufo-Addo and former Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to secure Dr. Forson's conviction.

“…It was then he (AG) told me my brother, I  am under pressure and I said, that is not my problem.

“Then he (AG) said the Finance Minister and the president are on my neck mounting pressure. They want this case to be finished by the first week in May,” Mr Jakpa said.

“I (Jakpa) asked him why the first week in May.

“Then he (AG) said you may not know but according to the Constitution, you cannot have a bye-election six months to a general election.

“So if I can cooperate with him and get Ato Forson just one month in Nsawam, his seat will be declared vacant and we will go for the by-election.

“And I told him (AG) that going for a byelection in Central region how sure are you to win that election?”

“Then he said, Central region they are cheap, we will pump money in it and we will win the election.”

He said the AG said when they win the election the “NDC will come and beg us for pardon and we will use it to get our things to get through in Parliament.”