Contempt case: Kennedy Agyapong fails to turn up in court, blames it on COVID-19 complications

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Contempt case: Kennedy Agyapong fails to turn up in court, blames it on COVID-19 complications

On Monday, September 28 2020, maverick politician Kennedy Ohene Agyapong failed to turn up in court for his contempt case hearings.

According to the explanation of his lawyers, the Assin Central MP is down with post-COVID-19 complications thus cannot make it to the court.

His lawyers provided a medical report and excuse duty to the court to give credence to the fact that their client [Kennedy Agyapong] is truly indisposed. They then pleaded for an adjournment of the case.

Ruling on the matter, Justice Amos, Wuntah Wuni acknowledged the report and the medical excuse duty form “requesting for an adjournment covering 14 days from September 26, 2020, to October 10, 2020.

The Judge in granting the request for adjournment “ordered that the medical officer Dr Ken Addo of Holy Trinity Medical Center/SPA and health farm appears before this Honourable Court on Thursday the 1st of October 2020 to speak to the medical excuse duty form.”

Mr Agyapong’s lawyer, Alex Afenyo-Markin, in his interaction with the media urged for good and considerate reportage on the issue.

“Everything is fine and there should be no trouble or unnecessary speculation. The court should be respected. The honourable Member of Parliament must also be respected. There should be no mis-reportage. Partisan politics cannot be the solution in a legal matter,” he said.

Mr Agyapong is in court for allegedly making a statement deemed contemptuous in the case in which Susan Bandoh and Christopher Akuetteh Kotei had sued him, one Ibrahim Jaja, Nana Yaw Duodu and the Inspector General of Police in a land dispute.

 

 

 

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