Freddie Blay cited for contempt; CHRAJ wants him imprisoned if found guilty

Freddie Blay cited for contempt; CHRAJ wants him imprisoned if found guilty

Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has been cited for contempt over his refusal to honor Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice’s (CHRAJ) invitation to assist with investigations into the procurement of 275 buses for the NPP.

The Commission has asked for a prison sentence for Freddie Blay should he be found guilty of contempt.

This follows the former First Deputy Speaker of Parliament's claim that he had not been invited, and dared the Commission to arrest him if it believes he breached the law.

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“CHRAJ has not invited me to their offices, they some time [ago] claimed that they sent letters to where I have offices…if you want to invite me personally, come with the letter. You have not come to me with a letter, but you keep telling the whole world you have invited Freddie Blay and so forth.

Go to court and ask for an order and then come and arrest me for being recalcitrant and disobeying a court order,” he told Joy News.

On Tuesday, May 4, 2019, CHRAJ called Blay's bluff and proceeded to the High Court to charge him for contempt asking for prison custody if he is found guilty.

CHRAJ attached to their application the certificate of service of document and letters as evidence. A letter dated August 20, 2018, was entrusted to the registrar of the court, on August 23, 2018, to serve Blay.

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