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Richard Jakpa, the third accused person in the ongoing ambulance procurement trial, has denied knowledge of a dismissal letter from the Ghana Armed Forces which was used to cross-examine him in court.

The businessman, has, thus, subpoenaed the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to come and testify in court, and provide documentary evidence to authenticate the said letter.

Mr. Jakpa has denied knowledge of the said letter in one of his media interviews after court proceedings.

Meanwhile, Deputy Attorney-General, Alfred Tuah Yeboah, had, through the said letter, suggested to the court through a cross-examination, that Mr. Jakpa was dismissed from the military for persistent acts of misconduct and heavy indebtedness to individuals and institutions.

According to Jakpa, he was not even given copy of the letter which was tendered into evidence by the prosecution. He is therefore demanding the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to testify under oath at the High Court to authenticate the letter.

The former officer of the Ghana Air Force is standing trial with the Minority Leader in Parliament, Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, who was a former Deputy Finance Minister, for causing financial loss to the state by procuring some faulty ambulances for the country.

They have also been charged for misapplying state property in the processes leading to the procurement of the said ambulances.

In a July 05, 2024 writ, Richard Jakpa is compelling the Secretary of the Ghana Armed Forces, Air Commodore Adu Gyamfi, to testify and produce documentary evidence regarding the May 2004 Special report submitted by the Commanding Officer which suggests that Richard Jakpa had reached his ceiling, referred to in a letter dated September 12, 2007, and signed by Brigadier General MKG Ahiaglo for the Chief of Army staff.

The letter also states that Richard Jakpa owed the GAF US$300 which he wants the military to testify and confirm.

The case will be called on July 16 at midday at the Financial and Economic Court at the High Court complex.

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