The Attorney General has been directed by the Supreme Court to take over the criminal contempt case of Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong in what has been seen as an attempt to let the loudmouthed lawmaker go scot-free.
Deputy Attorney Godfred Yeboah Dame, who was in court for the ruling was directed by the apex court to study the affidavit and argue the case in court on Wednesday, October 14.
The development is a small victory for the loose cannon MP for Assin Central and his legal team who had petitioned the Supreme Court to quash all orders by Justice Wunta Wuni’s High Court regarding the case, in what critics have warned is a systematic attempt from the highest level in the Akufo Addo administration to ensure that Ken Agyapong walks free.
Ken Agyapong who at a point is believed to have malingered, feigning coronavirus infection in order to buy time so that the High Court which had cited him for contempt is slowed down, had also requested the apex court to remove the case from Justice Wunta Wuni’s court.
Mr. Agyapong’s lawyers on September 17, invoked the supervisory jurisdiction of the Apex court to stop Justice Wuni’s contempt trial involving the Assin Central Member of Parliament, and to quash all orders made by the Judge in that respect.
The processes at the Supreme court were however served on the Registrar of the High Court through the Judicial Secretary and on behalf of Justice Wuni.
The High Court Registrar subsequently filed an affidavit in opposition to the application without recourse to the Attorney General.
Mr. Agyapong had harshly insulted Justice Wunta Wuni of the High Court who is presiding over a land case involving Ken Agyapong in very shocking stinkers. Among other things the saucy MP had implied that judges, in general, are corrupt bribe-takers.
He bathed the judge with insults on his TV station, Net 2.
The court took note and cited him for contempt. Agyapong, who had boasted during his insulting tirade that he would squarely face the judge then took to disappearing acts in order to escape bailiffs who were looking for him to serve him summons for a contempt hearing.
While playing hide and seek with the law, he caused his Lawyers to petition the Supreme Court to petition the Supreme Court to quash all orders by Justice Wunta Wuni’s High Court and also remove the case from the High Court.
But the noose still kept closing in on him and so the notorious Assin Central MP soon announced that he was suffering from coronavirus infection. The time was bought this way until the Supreme court order granting him his wishes.
Many fear, that the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah is under pressure from the Akufo-Addo Jubilee House to dismiss the clear contempt case against Agyapong, who is a bankroller and important secret holder of the NPP.
In the past, Agyapong had threatened the NPP that he would reveal the real secrets behind the party’s 2016 electoral victories if he is pushed.