Attorney General Godfred Dame has insisted that it will be a crime on his part to prosecute people without evidence.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), at a press conference on Monday, October 16, 2023, urged the people of Ghana to disregard the Attorney General’s assertion that there is no evidence to prosecute persons mentioned in Prof. Frimpong Boateng’s report on Galamsey in Ghana.
But in a statement issued Wednesday, October 18, 2023, Godfred Dame insists that “It is the height of injustice to prosecute people for crimes when there is no evidence”.
He indicated that it is for this reason that Prof. Frimpong-Boateng or his son, Jojo Frimpong-Boateng, were not prosecuted in the face of allegations by the Adansiman Progressive Association that they were seriously engaged in Galamsey.”
To him, the allegations leveled against him are unmeritorious and lack any form of credibility.
His statement read in parts that “In spite of a multitude of allegations and invectives spewed on me by the Communications Officer of the NDC, not a single piece of evidence was furnished by the NDC in proof of any allegation made by Prof. Frimpong-Boateng against any person named in his report. The entire NDC’s press conference was, in point of fact, vitiated by a fraudulent attempt at explaining their orchestrated lies and abuses against me, as they are wont to do.
“The wild allegation that I am engaged in an exercise to cover up crimes allegedly committed by them is therefore perplexing, dubious and mischievous to say the least. I deem that press conference by the NDC as only the latest in the series of attacks on me for decisions taken in the regular course of my functions as Attorney-General which that political party finds to be inimical to its interests.”
“I respectfully urge the public to utterly disregard the discredited assertions of the NDC as unmeritorious and lacking any form of credibility. It is the height of injustice to prosecute people for crimes when there is no evidence. It is for this reason that the Office of Attorney-General did not prosecute either Prof Frimpong-Boateng or his son, Jojo Frimpong-Boateng in the face of allegations by the Adansiman Progressive Association that they were seriously engaged in Galamsey.”