An Accra High Court has adjourned the contempt case involving Assin central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong to Friday, September 25, 2020.
The presiding judge noted that the court will proceed with the case despite a writ of certiorari filed at the Supreme Court by the MP.
Lawyers of the legislator filed a writ at the Supreme Court to halt the case involving the MP on the basis that the particular court (Land Court 12) that summoned him had no jurisdiction to do so.
In his affidavit in support, the MP avers that his comments were not against Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni of Land Court 12 but was rather against a different judge in another matter at Labour Court 2, for which he said he had duly apologised.
“The words uttered, which I deem uncomplimentary and I have since apologised [for], were not directed at the court presided over by His Lordship Amos Wuntah Wuni.
“The Court is not seized with jurisdiction to order the applicant to appear and to answer why he should not be severely punished for contempt of court,” the MP said in his affidavit in support.