An Accra High Court has thrown out the case of contempt brought against the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.
The Member of Parliament was sued by the founder of Power Chapel Worldwide and Secretary to the board of trustees of the National Cathedral, Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, alias Kwabena Adu Gyamfi.
After sitting on Tuesday, the court ruled that the evidence presented by the plaintiff, Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng is bedeviled with inconsistencies and doubt.
The court, therefore dismissed the contempt application stating that it failed to meet the legal standard of proof beyond reasonable doubt. ]
Commenting on the ruling, General Secretary of the opposition NDC, Fiifi Kwetey Fiavi noted that the party was confident that the application was an exercise in futility.
“We were absolutely in no doubt at all. We knew that the truth will definitely prevail. It was clearly an exercise in futility. It was a waste of everyone’s time and attempt to stop what we knew was the truth. It is sad that the country has been reduced to this as people who are actually doing what is right have to be put through this,” he said.
A motion filed by Rev Kusi Boateng, Secretary to the Board of the National Cathedral sought to have the North Tongu MP, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa restrained and imprisoned for allegedly kicking court documents.
Rev Kusi Boateng, also known as Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, in a contempt summons on Tuesday, February 7, said: “I am informed by my Counsel and verily believe same to be true that this Honourable Court has the power to commit the Respondent to prison for his conduct to protect the whole administration of justice and serve as a deterrent to other persons.”
The process follows claims that the MP kicked a writ being served on him by a court bailiff on Friday, February 3.
However, the court disagreed with the plaintiff and threw out the application.