Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has said the first respondent in the 2020 election petition case in the Supreme Court can not be forced to testify…not under any circumstance.
According to the controversial private legal practitioner, Madam Jean Mensa can only be allowed to testify in the court if she decides to do so. Therefore, no move from the petitioner can compel her to do otherwise.
Speaking On Neat FM, Maurice Ampaw linked the issue at hand to the Biblical story where Jesus Christ even after coming before Pontius Pilate did not allow himself to be forced to testify.
“This is not the first time a respondent can decide not to answer questions. You can remain silent even at the edge of death. Jesus Christ did the same. In front of Pontius Pilate when asked if he is the Messiah, he remained silent.”
Counsel for the Jean Mensa and Electoral Commission told the Supreme Court yesterday that his client will not testify before the court. Lawyer Amenuvor added that the court should decide on the petition as filed by former President John Mahama on merit.