Kennedy Agyapong goes to court today-what you should expect from the ruling.
Assin Central MP Kennedy Ohene Agyapong will on today Monday, September 14, appear before an Accra High Court to “show cause why he should not be severely punished for contempt of court.” after having spoken wrongly against a judge.
The controversial legislator called a judge stupid and swore to deal with judges who pronounced bad judgment in the absence of the accused before the fair hearing.
He is quoted as saying “Listen to the reason why I am angry. The lawyer wrote the thing on August 5, and the judge scheduled appearance on August 13. I didn’t get anything from them; then on September 1, you granted an injunction on the property. You are a foolish judge; I will face you. You are a stupid judge. 18 years that I’ve had the land nobody served me and then I get called and told that an injunction has been placed on it. You are a foolish judge.”
A court order signed on September 9, by a High Court Judge, Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni, said, “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.”
In a statement cited by adepanews.com , the New Patriotic Party MP, in the letter dated September 8, 2020, apologized to Judges in Ghana adding that he “believes in our judicial system and can never denigrate its integrity.”
Parts of his statement read, “…upon sober reflection, “I have come to the realization that without prejudice to the substantive case, my expression about the court’s opinion was harsh thus I find it necessary to render an unqualified apology without reservation whatsoever to the Honourable Chief Justice, Judges and Magistrates and any individual who have been offended by my uncomplimentary comments.”
The ruling has also generated a lot of public criticism and sympathy while some make reference to the monti3 saga which happened some years ago.
You should expect a fair and just ruling in accordance with the constitution of Ghana.
The ruling would also show the great eight of democracy and order in the country.