Afia Schwarzenegger seems to have gotten one edge over her perpetual nemesis Chairman Wontumi after an Accra High Court A Tema High Court dismissed a case against him for trying to hold her liable for contempt.
According to Afia’s lawyer Capt. RTD. Nkrabeah Effah Darteh ESQ, they were not served any notice to appear before the court today May 17, 2023.
He continued by saying that Chairman Wontumi’s and his legal counsel’s absence was a major factor in the court’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit.
Remember how Chairman Wontumi, along with Nana Ama McBrown, Aplus, and certain United Showbiz panellists, filed a slander action against the comedian?
After discussing a court matter between Afia Schwarzenegger and Mr Chairman Wontumi on live television, Nana Ama McBrown, Afia Schwarzenegger, Mr Aplus, and Mr Logic did this.
Afia received a 10-day prison term for disrespecting the court. The media celebrity Afia Schwarzenegger reportedly evaded serving her sentence despite a branch warrant being issued for her arrest. She later apologized and turned herself in, but her attorney asked for a fine instead.
She was required to sign a bond of good behaviour for 36 months and pay a fine of GHC60,000 in an effort to get the prison term vacated.
She was also warned not to discuss the issue on any platform while the bond was in effect and that any violation would have severe repercussions.
Chairman Wontumi’s legal team filed a new case to try to hold the socialite liable for contempt since they claimed she disobeyed the court’s directives.
“The counsel for and behalf of the applicant herein will move this honourable court for an order praying the honourable court to punish the respondent herein for continuing contempt arising from respondent violation and disobedient to the terms of the judgment of this court,” parts of the statements read.
The Court has since thrown the case out after Chairman Wontumi and his lawyers failed to appear in court.