The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah-Dame, has slammed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for accusing him of covering up crimes particularly relating to galamsey activities.
He has also asked the Ghanaian public to completely disregard the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) accusations against him, describing them as “baseless and unmeritorious.”
He was reacting to allegations by the NDC that he (Dame) was covering up galamsey-related crimes after advising the Police not to prosecute people named in the Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng galamsey report.
On Monday, October 16, the NDC asked Ghanaians to ignore a new legal opinion on the report issued by Godfred Dame.
It further described the legal advice as “a poor attempt to cover-up”.
But responding, Mr. Yeboah-Dame denied these accusations.
According to him, he cannot advise for the prosecution of individuals when there is a lack of evidence.
“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.”