Controversial politician, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has been summoned to appear before an Accra High Court today, Monday 14th September.
Ordered to “show cause why he should not be severely punished for contempt of the court”, the Assin Central MP is to appear and argue his case after he made a ravaging statement about the court.
On September 2nd 2020, Mr. Kennedy in an interview on Net2 television, made some allegation aimed to punch holes in the credibility of the court’s ruling.
On the programme, the MP called a judge “stupid” for delivering judgement.
“You are a stupid judge. I will face you,” Ken Agyapong said on the programme, which was simulcast on Oman FM.
“I am not Anas to take bribe from you,” he added in local language Twi.
He stressed: “I will deal with you”.
To this the court has ordered him to appear and name his reasons why serious punishments are not what his actions called for.
“I hereby summon the said Kennedy Ohene Agyapong per a warrant issued under my hand and seal to appear before the High Court (Land Court 12) on Monday September, 2020 at 10:00 am to show cause why he should not be severely punished for contempt, if the matters are proven against him to the satisfaction of the court,” the High Court Order said.
The order of the Court is signed by Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni, a High Court Judge, on September 9, this year.
Mr Ken Agyapong in an attempt to evade the order, apologized publicly
“I have come to the realisation that without prejudice to the substantive case, my expression about the court’s opinion was harsh thus I find it necessary to render unqualified apology without any reservation,” the MP said in a publication in the newspaper.
But it looks like the law of the Republic would be the decider of who is to walk free and is pay for such an action.