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Resign and subject yourself to an investigation – Sosu to Dame

Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis Xavier Sosu is calling on the Attorney General to resign from his position and allow himself to be investigated.

Richard Jakpa, the third accused in the Ambulance case involving Cassiel Ato Forson, has accused the Attorney General of calling on him to implicate the Minority Leader so that he’s prosecuted.

He said in court that he has evidence to back his claims indicating that he will be forced to release evidence if he is pushed to the wall.

In a post shared via social media, Xavier Sosu indicated that the claim by Jakpa is damning and should not be taken with a pinch of salt.

He said it would make the country great if the Attorney General left his position and subject himself to investigation.

Read His Post Below

The court extract of the testimony of Mr Jakpa is damning and casts a serious slur on the integrity of our justice system.

If indeed the Learned Attorney General has engaged in acts that the witness alleges, it would be appropriate for him to resign or step aside from the prosecution of the case in issue for him to be fully investigated.

A careful reading of what transpired in court clearly shows that the Attorney General may potentially be in breach of the LEGAL PROFESSION (PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ETIQUETTE) RULES, 2020, (L.I. 2423).

Rule 13 of L.I 2423 provides that a lawyer shall not approach, communicate, or deal with a represented person on a matter without the consent of his lawyer.

Rule 40 imposes Special responsibilities on lawyers who act as prosecutors. Rule 40(1) particularly provides that “Where a lawyer acts as a prosecutor, the lawyer shall act resolutely and honourably within the limits of the law and shall treat the Court or tribunal with candour, fairness, courtesy, and respect.”

Rule 56(2)(b) provides that a lawyer shall not by language or other conduct seek to influence the court to be biased against the accused.

There is a legal and professional duty on lawyers not to misrepresent facts or be dishonest in their dealings with the Court.

Rule 89 (b) and (c) provide that it will be professional misconduct if lawyers engage in conduct, which involves dishonesty fraud deceit or misrepresentation or engage in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice

The Learned Attorney General has brought his office into serious disrepute, and his dishonourable conduct brought the entire criminal justice system into a serious credibility crisis.

This conduct must be investigated and punished if proven to be true.

HON. FRANCIS-XAVIER KOJO SOSU (ESQ)

Deputy Ranking Member, Constitutional, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament

Source: MyNewsGh.com

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