The Tema Large Court docket has fined Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Sam George an amount of money of ₵,6000 above a case he filed towards the Electoral Fee (EC).
The MP was fined immediately after the scenario was dismissed more than failure of the lawyers of the MP to clearly show up in court.
Sam George was anticipated to display up in court docket with his legal professionals to continue on with a circumstance earlier filed, trying to get to restrain the EC from hosting a meant workshop on the new voters’ sign-up at the Escape Hotel in Prampram.
His lawyers in producing their case argued that the EC will be breaching government’s ban on social gathering, should the exercise carry on.
The situation was predicted to continue now, nevertheless, the lawyers of the MP unsuccessful to show up in court on time “because of other engagements in Accra,” Mr George claimed.
In accordance to the MP, there was no need to continue on with the circumstance due to the fact the stated day for the exercise [of the EC] had handed but however, his attorneys failed to clearly show up in court to discontinue the circumstance.
“The foundation on which we went to courtroom was no for a longer period existent because the EC was no for a longer period keeping the mentioned meeting.
“So the conclusion was that we will go to courtroom now, May 28, and notify the courtroom that we wanted to discontinue the scenario. By the time my lawyers got to Tema, I heard the judge had ruled on the issue,” he reported.
Nonetheless, lawyers of the EC who had been current at the court accused the MP of breaching the provisions of Buy 55, rule 6 (2 and 3) of the High Court Civil Course of action Procedures, 2004 (CI 47).
The EC stated Mr George had breached the Order by failing to file a Assertion of Scenario, given that the 24th of April when the circumstance was filed, to allow the EC to answer accordingly.
The Tema Large Courtroom by presided above by Justice Eugene Nyante Nyadu, agreed with the EC, and dismissed the scenario, adding a good of GHS6,000 from the Ningo Prampram MP.
Meanwhile, Sam George claims he will seek a review of the wonderful.
“My legal professionals are going to implement to the court to established aside the judgment [and if possible review the fine],” he mentioned.