The Member of Parliament for Assin North constituency, Mr. James Gyakye Quayson says he will be exonerated in his ongoing criminal trial.
According to him, he is not worried because he did not engage in any illegality.
The lawmaker said Ghanaians will know the truth when the case is brought to an end.
Speaking in an interview with Citi TV on Tuesday, August 22, Mr Quayson urged his constituents to stay calm since he will be exonerated.
“I believe in the justice system. The fundamental thing about any judicial matter is that the person intended to commit that crime. Did he plan it? I have not planned anything of such.”
“My strongest conviction is that this is just a matter of time, when you believe you have done the right thing, you shouldn’t be afraid. I trust the court will deliver a very much positive verdict, I trust my lawyers, I trust the conscience of the people.”
Again, Mr Quayson said he is not scared of going to jail should he be found guilty.
“You get your dual citizenship through the Ministry of Interior, where you bring your Canadian passport and that of Ghanaian passport, and then they give you a green certificate, which is your dual citizenship. From 2009 till the time I became just solely a Ghanaian, I was travelling from Ghana to Canada, without a visa.”
“The Ghanaian authorities recognised me as a dual citizen person, so how can the same person be applying for or renewing his passport, and you say I don’t have any other nationality? It doesn’t make sense. Unless they also don’t check their own records. So I don’t fear going to jail at all,” the MP said.
Mr. James Gyakye Quayson recently reported the Attorney General to the General Legal Council (GLC) over what he describes as “professional misconduct”.
He requested that the Council starts disciplinary proceedings against Godfred Yeboah Dame.
In a letter to the Council, he stated that the AG’s conduct on the last adjourned date (July 19, 2023) where the AG failed to tell the court of an attachment referred by a witness is contrary to the professional conduct of lawyers.
“The “testimony” provided by the AG contradicted the testimony of his own witness and was presented for the first time without prior notice to my lawyers or myself as to the facts known to the prosecution.
“Significantly, after the intervention of the AG, when my counsel asked the witness whether he still stands by his testimony that he had attached documents to his police statement, the witness could not provide an answer to the question.
“In effect, the testimony of the witness had been influenced by the professionally improper testimony of the Attorney General,” he said.
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