Check out what happened to Kennedy Agyapong at the court today,when his case was called.
The outspoken politician, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, was in court Friday morning to face the contempt charges levied against him by a justice of the High Court.
The MP wants the Supreme Court to prohibit the High Court from hearing the contempt case and also quash the order of summons for him to appear before the court on the basis that the particular court (Land Court 12) that summoned him had no jurisdiction to do so.
Lead Counsel for the MP, Kwame Gyan told the court that, “The application has been duly filed and service has been effected and My Lord, we have evidence in the form of proof of service on the judicial secretary and the head office”
The return date is Tuesday, October 13, 2020, for the application before the Supreme Court.
“In the circumstances, we are praying your lordship to grant us an adjournment so we could pursue the matter which is now pending before the highest appellate court of the land.”
Justice Wuni dismissed the request saying nothing barred his court from proceeding with the matter.
“This court is however fortified in the continuing proceedings by the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of republic v fast track high court ex parte Daniel where his lordship Prof Kludze JSC stated ex-cathedra that “a motion for an order of prohibition does not come within the ambit of 130 (2) and the fast track high court is perfectly within the law to continue with its proceedings until and unless there is an order from a higher court. That being the case, this court will continue with proceedings until so ordered to suspend.”