Supreme Court of Ghana

The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision ordered that the contempt case against Kennedy Agyapong be transferred to a different Judge.

According to the court, Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni is prohibited from hearing the matter any further.

This was after lawyers for the MP had accused the Judge of demonstrating hostility towards them.

The MP on September 18, filed for a review application at the Supreme Court to stop contempt proceedings against him and also quash the order of summons for him to appear before the court as the High Court had no jurisdiction to do so.

This follows a summon by the Judge after the Assin Central MP allegedly went on live television to use unprintable words on the High Court judge.

Although Justice Wuni had argued that nothing barred him from proceeding with the case, he adjourned proceedings to September 25 to hear further legal arguments from Mr. Agyapong’s team.

But the Supreme Court in its ruling Wednesday October 14, 2020 insists Justice Wuni is prohibited from hearing the case.

The case was heard by Justices Baffoe Bonnie, Yaw Appau, Gabriel Pwamang, Amadu Tanko, and Yonni Kulendi.

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