Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, has pleaded not guilty in the contempt case after he allegedly insulted a judge.
This was after the clerk read out his offense.
‘On September 2, 2020, on a program, the seat, granted by the court…you insulted the judge, called him stupid, a foolish judge…’
‘Response: Kennedy Agyapong pleads not guilty’
After his plea, the controversial, tough-talking lawmaker listened to a tape played in court containing the contemptuous commentary.
The Assin Central MP was hauled before the Accra High Court for saying ‘unpalatable’ words against a High court judge, for which he has been charged with contempt.
At the last sitting, you will recall that Lead Counsel, Kwame Gyan, for the legislator had expressed concerns about the high court hearing the said contempt case.
He wanted the court to suspend sitting on the case as they had filed a motion at the Supreme Court with the hearing slated for October 13.
The MP’s lawyers were demanding the court halts hearing the case till the Supreme Court rules on the matter.
However, the High Court judge, Amos Wuntah Wuni, disagreed.
“So the court should not do anything when the case is almost a month away. Your client is simply coming here to explain why he said all those scandalous things.
“The court has the right, power, and courage to punish anyone who scandalizes its name. The law is the law. If you hold a live wire with your bare hands you will be electrocuted,” Judge Wuni held.
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