The High Court in Accra turned down a contempt petition brought against Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for the North Tongu Constituency.
After the court, presided over by Justice Charles Gyenfi Dankwa, ruled that the application was flawed and inconsistent and that the applicant had failed to establish the elements of contempt beyond a reasonable doubt.
After the MP was said to have ignored an injunction application that bars him from his crusade on cathedral matters, Kwabena Adu Gyenfi, also known as Rev Victor Kusi Boateng, secretary to the board trustees of the National Cathedral, filed the application.
Okudzeto Ablakwa was granted a cost of GHc10,000 against the applicant.
On Tuesday, May 2, the court made a decision regarding the application and stated that there was no proof of service on the docket of the court proving that the MP was ever actually served with the procedures.
The applicant’s account of the events’ chronology contained errors, according to the court, and those errors should work to the respondent’s advantage.
In light of the GRA investigation’s findings, the court rules that Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng and Kwabena Adu Gyenfi are two distinct individuals with two unique moms.
The Court further determined that, according to an order given by the Chief Justice in November 2022, the bailiff who was alleged to have served the summons was not a bailiff authorized by the judiciary service.