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HomeNewsAmbulance case: Ato Forson files for an order of mistrial

Ambulance case: Ato Forson files for an order of mistrial

In support of the application on notice for an order of mistrial, injunction, and/or stay of proceedings in the ongoing ambulance case against him and two others, Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson has submitted an additional affidavit.

The application of the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam legislator was supported by a leaked audio of the Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, reportedly trying to teach the third accused, Richard Jakpa, to implicate Dr. Ato Forson in the ongoing trial.

The document submitted by Ato Forson’s legal team makes the claim that the Attorney-General acted improperly and requests that the prosecution be ruled a mistrial.

In the document, Ato Forson’s legal team makes the case that the Attorney General acted improperly and requests that the prosecution be ruled a mistrial.

“It has become essential to file this affidavit in order to bring certain pertinent, material, and relevant matters that have an impact on the fair and just judgement of the current application to the Court’s attention and in the interest of justice.

“That is to say, since submitting the instant motion, I have had the chance to listen to a recording that has been making the rounds in the media. It shows the Attorney-General and A3 passionately debating the evidence the Attorney-General will want the aforementioned A3 to present at the trial. During the current application hearing, my attorney will request permission from the court to play the aforementioned audio recording in public.

The Minority Leader goes on to say that in these kinds of situations, where there seems to be an outright contempt for the rule of law and moral standards of prosecution by none other than the Attorney-General, failing to declare a mistrial could seriously damage public trust in the legal system.