[ 2012-06-19 ]
Kennedy Agyapong is standing trial for inflammatory comments
State applies for judicial review of Ken Agyapong's trial
State prosecutors have filed an application to
discontinue with the prosecution of Member of
Parliament for Assin North, Mr Kennedy Agyapong at
the High Court.
Mr Agyapong is standing trial for treason felony,
terrorism and attempted genocide following
inflammatory comments he made on radio.
But the state Tuesday filed a motion of certiorari
at the Supreme Court seeking a declaration to
discontinue with the case at the High Court.
The Supreme Court has set July 4 to rule on the
The state is invoking the supervisory jurisdiction
of the Supreme Court to review the proceedings at
the High Court, contending the High Court was not
the appropriate forum to hear the case.
Joy News' Sammy Darko, who was in court reported
that the Supreme Court judges were unhappy with
the decision of the prosecution to file a motion
of certiorari instead of a nolle prosequi which
would have given rise to the same effect - that Mr
Agyapong is discharged and if the state wished to
re-arraign him, it would do so.
According to Sammy Darko, the court demanded an
explanation from the prosecution but the
prosecution simply said it thought coming by a
motion for certiorari was the right step to take.
Faced with strenuous questioning by the Supreme
Court judges, the Assistant State Attorney leading
the case buckled and fumbled prompting the judges
to ask the Principal State Attorney Rexford Wiredu
why he was allowing a junior attorney to bear the
Rexford Wiredu's response, Sammy Darko said,
provoked loud laughter in the court room courting
a sharp criticism from the judges who maintained
the Supreme Court was not the place to take
Source - MyjoyOnline
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