National Cathedral brouhaha: Okudzeto lands heavy upper-cut

The contempt case brought against the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, by the Secretary to the Board of the National Cathedral, Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, has been dismissed by an Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Charles Gyenfi Dankwa.

Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, Secretary to the Board of the National Cathedral

According to the court, which sat yesterday, the applicant failed to prove the element of contempt beyond reasonable doubt.

Mr. Gyamfi (applicant), who is also allegedly known by the name Reverend Victor Kusi Boateng, was given cost in the sum of GH¢10,000.00 in favour of Mr. Ablakwa (respondent).

Kwabena Adu Gyamfi filed the application after Mr. Ablakwa refused to accept and kicked twice an injunction application that sought to restrain him from further commenting on the Cathedral matters in the public domain.

His Lordship Dankwa held that the applicant failed to prove the contempt case against the MP, as the application was flawed with inconsistencies. The court stated that the applicant must prove what happened on February 3, at the Metro TV premises, was contemptuous.

According to the court, there was no record of service on the court docket indicating that Mr. Ablakwa was served with the processes in the first place.

Similarly, the court added that the Bailiff who was said to have served the processes was not a Judiciary Service approved bailiff as per a directive issued by the Chief Justice on November 2022.


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