The presiding judge in the ambulance purchase trial has been asked to disqualify herself, according to a motion filed by attorneys for former deputy finance minister Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson.
Additionally, Dr. Ato Forson requested the return of his passport, which had been impounded in accordance with the terms of his bail.
Judge Afia Serwaa Asare, who presided over the hearing on Thursday, July 13, observed that Richard Jakpa, the third defendant in the case, had asked the Chief Justice to remove her from office due to her partiality.
As a result, she postponed the trial until July 27, when Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo would have rendered a decision.
Ato Forson and two other people are on trial for costing the government money when they spent €2.37 million on 200 ambulances.
The other two are Sylvester Anemana, a former Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, and a businessman named Richard Jakpa.