At the base ideal-hand corner on web page 5 of Day by day Graphic of Thursday, September 10, 2020 was an apology dealt with to the Honorable Chief Justice, Judges and Magistrates Affiliation of Ghana rendered by Honorable Kennedy Ohene-Agyapong, NPP Member of Parliament for the Assin Central Constituency.
Ordinarily I would not have preferred this medium to talk with your Lordship but prevailing incidents and instances have compelled me to generate this open letter resolved to you. During a stop by I made to Koforidua someday in the nineties and in the corporation of a team of mates savoring some Club beer and kebabs at Benbow Place, I vividly recall how all my friends spoke really of you regarding your perform in Koforidua as a Point out Legal professional and your subsequent function at the Law Firm (Yaw Barimah & Co. Asifem Chambers) where by you partnered with Honorable Yaw Barimah, former NPP Member of Parliament for New Juaben (Koforidua) and Honorable Joseph Osei-Wusu aka “Joe Wise” present Deputy Speaker of Parliament and NPP Member of Parliament for Bekwai Constituency.
I am recounting and narrating this Koforidua incident since my good friends who hosted me back again then spoke highly of the very good get the job done you did in Koforidua back again in the day and emphasised that you commonly available your lawful products and services to all manner of people including people of various political affiliations even though it was prevalent know-how in Koforidua at the time that your political sympathizes have been with the NPP.
I write this letter due to the fact of the incident on 2nd September 2020 that was simultaneously broadcasted on Internet-2 Television set and Oman FM in which Honorable Kennedy Ohene-Agyapong publicly insulted a Significant Courtroom Choose and alleged that the Choose experienced collected a bribe and surreptitiously positioned a Courtroom Injunction about him at his blindside and that he (Kennedy Agyapong) would ruthlessly deal with the Judge.
Your Lordship Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, I hereby wish to remind you of the Montie-3 Contempt case and the punishment the Supreme Court meted out to the 3 Contemnors on 27th July 2016 when they had been convicted and sentenced to 4 months prison jail term and each and every fined Gh₡10,000. Web Work Broadcasting the homeowners of Montie 1010.1 FM and Radio Gold 90.5 FM have been also fined Gh₡30,000 and subsequently bought their broadcast license revoked by the Countrywide Interaction Authority (NCA).
We observe that the Montie-3 punishment was upheld even however the 3 Contemnors alongside one another with the entrepreneurs of Internet Function Broadcasting and a large section of the public joined to render a remorseful general public apology pleading the Justices of the Supreme Court docket temper mercy with justice.
Your Lordship, we know that in Ghana the Outstanding Courts are comprised of the Significant Courtroom, the Courtroom of Attraction and the Supreme Court and as these kinds of talking for myself and maybe for the vast majority of Ghanaians, the minimum that we count on is that the legal precedent and the lawful principle that was utilized and knowledgeable the Supreme Courtroom verdict and punishment in the Montie-3 Contempt case is equally used in the pending Kennedy Ohene-Agyapong Contempt.
Your Lordship, we recall that you ended up just one of two dissenting Supreme Court docket Justices in the 5-2 Supreme Court docket ruling that dismissed the authorized action initiated by Nana Asante Bediatuo demanding previous President John Dramani Mahama’s remission of the four-thirty day period jail term slapped on the notorious Montie trio. We for that reason be expecting you to consistently implement the similar zeal and enthusiasm to uphold the sanctity of the Courts in the Kennedy Ohene-Agyapong Contempt case.
As a citizen of Ghana I am led to imagine that the 1992 Structure stipulates that all citizens of Ghana are equivalent prior to the law and that there are no first, 2nd or 3rd class citizens of Ghana. So the minimum we expect in the Kennedy Ohene-Agyapong Contempt circumstance is that the Sovereign guidelines of Ghana are upheld and that justice is dispensed impartially, fairly and equitably.
Opanin Archimedes Owusu-Ababio
C/o Cocoa Lose: Suro-nipa Nkwanta
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