The leadership of Parliament may intervene in a contempt of a Court case against the MP for Berekum East, Dr Kwabena Twum Nuamah.
A high Court in Accra has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the MP to appear before Court this Wednesday, September 27 to answer why he should not be imprisoned for contempt.
The order secured by Agyaben Akrasi and Co. Chambers was for the MP’s failure to attempt a contempt case against him. This was in relation to a land dispute with the plaintiff, Jibril Mahama.
A copy of the summons obtained by XYZ News indicates the case, SUIT Nos. CR/445/2017 involved three others, one David Cobby, Kweku Seidu and Mejima Shaibu Mohammed of Dome Pillar II Accra.
The 4th respondent, to the Mejima Shaibu Mohammed of Dome Pillar II Accra according to the warrant was also facing similar contempt charges.
Lawyer for the applicant for Jibril Mahama, Akrasi Agyabeng speaking to Newswire on radio XYZ said, “I saw my friends in court, it was a day or two afterwards but I did not say anything hoping that on the 19th the motions for abridgment and determination of the content would be dealt with; they did not come. It was only the second respondent David Cobby who came to court when the case was called”
Lawyer Agyabeng further confessed that ”naturally we were very much disappointed and we did not mince words; we said this to the courts and we invited them to give us a hearing because they should have had notice of the pendency of the application”. He further revealed that “the court in it’s wisdom, did not give us the lead to hear us or to deliver our submissions and the pending application in the absence of their lawyer, but the court ordered that it would issue a bench warrant for the arrest of the first respondent; Twum Nuamah and the 4th respondent Mejima Shaibu Mohammed who refused to attend court”.
When XYZ News tried to contact the MP for his response, he replied in a text message that the matter had been referred to the Clerk of parliament and the Public Affairs Directorate could speak to it.