US-based Ghanaian Professor Kwaku Asare who is also a private legal practitioner has raised issues with the way and manner Ghana’s Supreme Court handled the contempt case involving a former Deputy Attorney General Dr Dominic Ayine.
The apex supreme court on Thursday February 25 discharged Dr. Ayine in the contempt case against him.
The Bolgatanga East lawmaker apologized to the court over his contemptuous comments against the justices of the high court regarding the ongoing election petition hearing.
The court Monday February 22, 2021 ordered the Bolgatanga East lawmaker to go and retract comments he had publicly made which the court deems contemptuous.
He had earlier said in a media interview that the decision of the Supreme Court not to allow the petitioner reopen his case to subpoena chairperson of the 1st Respondent Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, was “predetermined”.
This, the court deemed scandalous and brought contempt charges against Dr. Ayine, a case which was heard Monday. During the hearing, a remorseful looking Dr. Ayine said he had written a letter to the court apologizing for his comments.
Source: 3 News