Deputy Attorney General, Alfred Tuah-Yeboah has denied claims that the case against Former Deputy Minister of Finance Casiel Ato Forson is intended to frustrate the opposition Member of Parliament and his other colleague minority members.
He said the evidence that will be produced in court will show that no one is being frustrated.
His comments come after a former Deputy Minister of Information, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) believes that Ato Forson and the government he served in, did not cause any financial loss to the state in the purchase of the ambulances.
Speaking to journalists in court on Tuesday January 18, Mr Kwakye Ofosu said all the necessary approvals and authorizations were sought in the agreement.
“We are clear in our minds that everything done on this subject matter on the purchase of ambulance was done in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Republic of Ghana. The necessary approvals and authorizations were sought. No payment was done irregularly.
“Indeed it is a deliberate action by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has led to any semblance of lost. Dr Ato Forson and the government that he served are very clear in our minds that we have not occasioned any so called loss.
“As for the issue of prosecution, I think that it is quite clear because since the infamous 2022 budget was rejected on the night of 26th November 2021, over half of rousing NDC members have, suddenly, all manner of charges preferred against them in a deliberate effort to intimidate and cower them into submission because of the NDC’s irrevocable and implacable opposition to the obnoxious E-levy,” he said.
But also speaking to journalists after the hearing, Mr Tuah-Yeboah said “We have come to court with evidence, the matter has just started we are going to give evidence in court. At the end of the day the evidence will show that this case is not a case where we are trying to use any other means to weaken anyone, nothing of that sort.”
Ato Forson has pleaded not guilty to charges of willfully causing financial loss to the state.
He has been granted ¢3million bail by the court on Tuesday January 18.
In court on Tuesday, the Attorney General (AG) Godfred Yeboah Dame who was in court together with his two deputies – Alfred Tuah-Yeboah and Diana Asonaba Dapaah and two State Attorneys did not oppose to the grant of bail.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana