The High Court in Accra has issued further directives in the form of Substituted Service for Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Ohene Agyapong to appear before court on his contempt charge.
The High Court judge Amos Wuntah Wuni summoned the maverick politician for contempt last week
In court on Monday, when the case was called the contemnor (Ken Agyapong) was not in court because he has not been served personally with the order to appear before the court.
The court said….”That being the current state of affairs regarding the service of order to appear in court, service of the order will be made by substituted service in the following manner;
“By posting a copy of the order and the court’s summons to show cause issued on Sept 9 to be served on the said Kennedy Ohene Agyapong to appear before this court on the notice board of the High Court, Land Division, Law Court Complex.
“By posting a copy of the order together with the hearing notice on a conspicuous part of Net2 TV and Oman FM stations, Holywood Building, Medina Zongo Junction, Accra.”
The court said the order “shall remain posted for three days (returnable on Friday Sept 18).”
The suit is adjourned to Friday, Sept 18, 2020.
EIB Network Court Correspondent Murtala Inusah reported that the court said there was a proof of non-service on Kennedy Agyapong to appear before the court personally.
It comes after the Assin Central MP was seen in a video insulting the judge over a land case still before the court.
“You are a stupid judge. I will face you,” Mr. Agyapong said on his TV station Net2 last week.
He stressed: “I am not Anas to take bribe from you. I will deal with you”.
In a summon addressed to the MP, the judge asked the MP to show: “cause why he should not be severely punished for contempt if the matters are proven against him to the satisfaction of the Court”.
Five days latter, Kennedy Agyapong issued an apologised to the Chief Justice, judges and Magistrates in the country after his action.
In an apology addressed to the Chief Justice, the maverick politician said he was furious over the actions of the judge in the land litigation involving him.
I’m writing this apology in my capacity as Ghanaian and a member of parliament for the Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana.
Respectful, I have been sued as a defendant in the case titled Emmanuel Mompi & 2 others vs Hon Kennedy Ohene Agyapong (suit no LD/1028/2020).
Subsequent to the suit, an order was made against me without my knowledge which made me very furious and angry thus causinh me to express my dismay and anger towards the court order on a live television programme called The Seat on Net2 Television station on the 2nd day of September, 2020.
However, upon sober reflection, i have come to the realisation that without prejudice to the substantive case, my expression about the court’s opinion was harsh thus I find it necessary to render an unqualified apology without any reservation whatsoever to the honourable Chief Justice, judges and magistrates and any individual who have been offended by my uncomplimentary comments.
Thus prior to the publication of this letter, i have appeared on the same platform on the 7th day of September 202, and rendered same apology to the Hon Chief Justice, Judges and Magistrates.
I must conclude that I strongly believe in our judicial system and can never denigrate its integrity. Indeed I was set free by the court when I was charged with treason in 2012.