Kennedy Agyapong on Monday, September 28, 2020 failed to appear in court to answer contempt charges because of what his lawyers say was “complication from a post-COVID-19 condition.”
The lawyers presented an excuse duty form from a doctor at the Holy Trinity Medical Centre/Spa and Health Farm to the judge and asked for an adjournment.
However, the judge Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni has ordered the doctor Ken Addo to appear before it on Thursday to give further explanation over the Assin Central MP’s health condition.
“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.
The court said “We have to create a good country for ourselves. The way excuse duties reports are written these days, somebody must speak to it.”
The lead counsel of Mr. Agyapong, Mr. Kwame Gyan therefore pleaded with the court to adjourn the case for 14 days of which the judge obliged.
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.”
Source: Daily Mail GH