The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Agyapong on Monday, September 28 failed to show up in court to answer contempt charges due to what his lawyers said was “complication from a post-COVID-19 condition.”
His lead counsel, Mr Kwame Gyan explained that his client got the complication after last Friday’s court hearing.
He therefore presented a medical excuse form and requested the court to adjourn the case for 14 days to allow his client to recuperate.
The presiding judge, Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni agreed to adjourn the case but ordered the medical doctor who wrote the medical excuse duty to appear before the court on Thursday. “It is hereby ordered that the medical officer Dr. Ken Addo of Holy Trinity Medical Centre/Spa and Health Farm appears before this court on Thursday Oct 1, 2020 to speak to the medical excuse duty,” the judge ordered.
Justice Wuni said he was ordering the medical officer to appear before the court because the way medical excuse duties were being written, “somebody must speak to it.”
Mr. Agyapong is in court over an alleged contemptuous comments in which he described the judge as “stupid”.
Mr. Agyapong’s alleged comments were made in connection with a land matter in which Susan Bandoh and Christopher Akuetteh Kotei had sued him (Kennedy Agyapong), Ibrahim Jaja, Nana Yaw Duodu aka Sledge and the Inspector General of Police.
While the case was still at the Land Division of the High Court (Land Court 12), the MP allegedly scandalised the court on a programme aired on NET2 TV and Oman FM on September 2, this year.
A court order signed on September 9, by Justice Wuni said, “I hereby summon the said Kennedy Ohene Agyapong per a warrant issued under my hand and seal to appear before the High Court (Land Court 12) on Monday, September 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. 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.”