Baba Jamal, a former NDC representative for the Akwatia district, has responded to charges that he helped some Chinese gaolers get bail.
According to a report in The Statesman newspaper, Baba Jamal represented five Chinese and two Ghanaians who were on trial for unlawful mining last year and obtained bail “for his clients, even though he was once an MP for a galamsey-ravaged district in the Eastern Region.”
Freddie Blay, the former national chairman of the NPP, and Capt. (Ret.) Nkrabea Effah-Dartey have recently come under fire for their choice to represent several purported gloomsayers in court.
In reaction, Baba Jamal called the news story a “equalization tactic to balance the scale.”
“None of my clients have been charged with being involved in galamsey . . . this is just an equalization tactics to balance the scale . . . but their charges have nothing to do with galamsey. There’s nothing like galamsey,” he said in an interview on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’.
“I will not even bother myself asking them to retract and apologise . . . I won’t waste my time,” he added.