Ambulance Case: Richard Jakpa Justifies Recording Conversation with AG - Onlinetimesgh

Ambulance Case: Richard Jakpa Justifies Recording Conversation with AG

The third accused in the ongoing ambulance trial, Richard Jakpa, has defended his decision to record a private conversation with Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, which has since gone viral.

The leaked tape allegedly captures the Attorney-General attempting to persuade Mr. Jakpa to implicate Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the first accused in the case.

In a media engagement in Accra, Mr. Jakpa justified his actions, claiming the Attorney-General had breached the law. “They are claiming it is a doctored tape. I didn’t say that, so they should bring the original. They should tender the original to the court,” he stated.

He argued that the nature of the conversation, which he believes involves criminal implications, means it cannot be considered private. “We had a private conversation, and it is a conversation that leads to committing crimes, so it can no longer be private. It becomes a crime against the state,” he explained.

Jakpa concluded by emphasizing his pursuit of justice: “So that private claim is neither here nor there. There must be justice, and I am here seeking justice.”

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