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Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata’s statements at the supreme court today that got everyone talking

See how the Supreme Court kept shifting the goal post in today’s hearing:

The court gave two reasons dismissing the application for interrogatories:

  1. That CI 99 makes Order 22 of CI 47 (on interrogatories) inapplicable; and
  2. That the questions in the interrogatories were ALL irrelevant.

Tsatsu tackles the first ground and argues that there’s nothing in CI 99 which repeals Order 22 of CI 47 (on interrogatories) or makes inapplicable.

The Court saw the sense in that argument and shifted to rely on the second ground, namely, that they dismissed the application on the ground that the questions were all irrelevant. Ok.

Tsatsu crossed them there too and reiterated the questions in the interrogatories to show how relevant they are to the case.

The judges got convinced there too and now quickly sought to say that Tsatsu could ask the questions during cross-examination. Ok.

Then Tsatsu Tsikata crossed them again with what seems to be the highlight of the day – “my Lords, if the questions are not relevant in the interrogatories, how can they be relevant during cross-examination?

Then the Court now says that he is crossing the bridge (of cross-examination) when the time has not yet come. To which the Tsatsu – Law Faculty – replied so elegantly – “I didn’t put the bridge there, you did.”

Judge for yourself.

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