Ad Code

Kennedy Agyapong Pleads Not Guilty Of Contempt

The Assin Central Legislator,Hon Kennedy Agyapong has pleaded not guilty to contempt of court. 

He earlier alleged the Judge hearing the matter,Amos Wuntah Wuni will create a situation where he will be biased should  he go ahead to hear the case. 

The legislator risked a possible jail term or fine should he be found guilty of contempt. 

Mr Agyapong,who was allegedly described a High Court judge as "stupid "," foolish" and "an animal" pleaded guilty after he was charged for scandalising the court and bringing the name of the court into disrepute. 

He was dragged to the the court the Justice Wuni to justify why he should not be severely published for making some comments regarding the pending case. 

His lawyers on September 18 urged the court to halt proceedings. 

They explained that,an application has been filed at the Supreme Court challenging Justice Awuni's jurisdiction to hear the matter. 

But,Justice Wuni stated that nothing barred him from proceeding with the case but adjourned proceedings to hear further legal arguments from Mr. Agyapong's legal team. 

This team has since filed fresh application at the High court asking that Justice Wuni is restrained from hearing the matter. 

They explained that "since his Lordships Amos Wuni's authority to exercise his jurisdiction in the committal proceedings is in issue, it will be bias and prejudicial for his Lordship to be judged in his own case in the exercise of such questionable jurisdiction."

They also insist it is the Attorney General that has the power by law to initiate any criminal contempt proceedings and not the court that alleged to have been threatened and scandalized. 

The lawyers further reveal that they have petitioned the Chief Justice pointing him to the "unfair process emanating from his Lordship Awuni's court".

Justice Wuni who was informed of this development ruled that the court was proceeding with the matter. The charge of contempt was read against the MP who pleaded not guilty. After which the video recording was played in the court room. 

Justice Wuni has adjourned proceedings to Monday September 28 for Mr Agyapong's lawyers to respond to the video recording and state his Defence.

Post a Comment