Attorney-General Urged to Step Away from Ambulance Case Amidst Controversy

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In a recent development in the ongoing ambulance case at the High Court in Accra, Judge Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe has advised Attorney-General Godfred Yeboah Dame to recuse himself from the prosecution.

During a hearing on Thursday, June 6, Judge Asare-Botwe expressed concerns about a secret audio recording involving Dame and Richard Jakpa, the third accused person in the case.

While the judge acknowledged that the matters raised in the audio did not directly pertain to criminal proceedings, she emphasized the importance of upholding the integrity of the judicial process.

The judge highlighted that Dame’s involvement in the case could potentially undermine public confidence in the legal system. She suggested that stepping away from direct involvement in the prosecution would be prudent to avoid any perception of impropriety.

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While the judge acknowledged that certain aspects of the audio were beyond the court’s jurisdiction, she noted that they could be addressed by the General Legal Council under the relevant professional conduct regulations for lawyers.

Despite the judge’s recommendation, Dame proceeded with the prosecution of the case following the rulings.

This development underscores the complexities surrounding the ambulance case and highlights the importance of maintaining transparency and fairness in legal proceedings. The judge’s advice serves as a reminder of the ethical responsibilities of legal professionals in upholding the integrity of the justice system.

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