Private legal practitioner Martin Kpebu has said that the audio recording that took place between Attorney-General Godfred Dame and the accused person in the Ato Forson trial Richard Jakpa has destroyed Ghana’s reputation.

To him, the Attorney-General is just putting a brave face on creating the impression that the tape has not done any damage to Ghana.

The High Court on Thursday, June 13 admitted the audio recording into evidence.

High Court admits audio recording between Richard Jakpa and Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame into evidence.

Last week Thursday, June 6, when the trial judge Justice Efia Serwah Asare-Botwey dismissed the application for mistrial filed by lawyers of the first accused Dr Ato Forson, she went ahead to say that the tape did not reveal any instruction from Godfred Dame for Mr. Jakpa to implicate Ato Forson.

“Having listened to the conversation between [Richard Jakpa] and A-G, the allegation that A-G sought assistance to implicate [Ato Forson] was not borne out of the mouth of the A-G but [Richard Jakpa],” she said.

The judge after dismissing the application, however, advised Attorney-General Godfred Dame to recuse him from the ongoing case in the interest of justice and the public.

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