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Court Accepts Crucial Evidence in Ambulance Procurement Scandal

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The Financial and Economic Court 2 in Accra has accepted an audio recording as pivotal evidence in the trial involving Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the Minority Leader, and two other defendants.

The case, centered on alleged procurement irregularities in the national ambulance service, has captivated public attention.

Dr. Forson is accused of causing financial loss to the state through the mismanagement of a €2.4 million contract for the supply of ambulances. The prosecution claims that the ambulances were unfit for purpose, leading to a waste of public funds. The acceptance of the audio recording, featuring businessman Richard Jakpa discussing the Attorney General’s role in the investigation, adds a new dimension to the trial.

Legal expert Ace Ankomah commented, “The inclusion of this audio recording could significantly influence the court’s perception of the involvement and responsibilities of the accused parties. It will be crucial in determining whether the procurement process was indeed flawed due to negligence or deliberate actions.”

The defense has maintained that Dr. Forson acted within his capacity and with the intention of improving Ghana’s emergency health services. “We are confident that the evidence will show that there was no wrongdoing on the part of Dr. Forson,” said his lawyer, Nii Kpakpo Addo.

The trial, which continues to unfold, remains a focal point of public and media scrutiny, reflecting broader concerns about transparency and accountability in governmental procurement processes​

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