Latest reports picked up by Whatsup News indicates that on Monday, September 14, 2020, the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency Kennedy Ohene Agyapong will be processed for possible jail term for his extreme contempt and prejudicial statement made against the court in a case involving him.
However, according to investigative journalist, Kevin Ekow Taylor, President Akufo Addo has specifically called the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah to make sure that Kennedy Agyapong is not jailed due to his political significance to the NPP.
According to Kevin Taylor this evening on his “With All Due Respect” online streaming network, President Akufo Addo and the Chief Justice got into a heated argument as the Chief Justice insisted that pardoning Kennedy Agyapong will badly discredit the Judiciary.
But President Akufo Addo will not have it, saying if Ken Agyapong goes to jail, he [President Akufo Addo] will be forced to grant him amnesty immediately.
Apparently, Ken Agyapong is in court over a land dispute, however, while the case is still ongoing, he went on his Net 2 TV and started raining strong expletives against the judge sitting on the case, One Justice Rockson.
“You are a stupid judge. I will face you,” Ken Agyapong said on the programme.
The blatant attack had forced Justice Rockson to recuse himself and had asked one Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni to take over and make sure that the law of contempt is exercised to the latter.
In a September 7, 2020 memorandum from Justice Rockson to his replacement in reference to suit number LD0742020 for Kennedy Agyapong to be dragged before the court to “show cause why he should not be committed to prison for contempt of court for his scandalous and contemptuous vituperation made on his Net 2 and OMAN FM station on 2nd September 2020.”
The peeved Justice Rockson argues that the loose-talking Ken Agyapong is lowering the authority of the court and bringing the administration of justice in Ghana to disrepute.