Supreme Court bars NPP's Frank Davies from addressing press

Supreme Court bars NPP's Frank Davies from addressing press

- The Supreme Court has barred Frank Davies from addressing the press after court hearings

- The Court said it was uncomfortable with comments made by the president's legal representative during media interviews after court sittings

- The Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, said the court rules bars lawyers participating in a trial from addressing the press

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The Supreme Court has barred a member of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's legal team, Frank Davies, from addressing the press after court proceedings.

The Court asked that such responsibility be left for other officials who are not directly involved with the case.

In a report filed by Pulse.com.gh, the Court said it was uncomfortable with comments made by Frank Davies during media interviews after court sittings.

Supreme Court bars NPP's Frank Davies from addressing press conferences

Supreme Court bars NPP's Frank Davies from addressing press conferences
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The action, according to the Supreme Court breaches Rule 38 which states that lawyers shall not make an out of court statement or grant an interview to the media on the matter.

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Referring to Rule 38, the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah told Frank Davies that some of his comments violate the ethics of the legal profession.

"The court was not comfortable with the interviews that you [Davies] grant outside," Justice Anin Yeboah said.

Meanwhile, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, one of the witnesses for John Mahama in the on-going election petition trial on Monday, February 1, 2021, maintained that “every evidence” pointed to the victory of the former president in the December 2020 presidential election.

Nketia made this remark after videotapes of him and other functionaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) including Mahama were played during the trial hearing.

The party functionaries including the former president claimed victory in the 2020 general elections, contrary to the figures announced by the Electoral Commission (EC).

“My Lords, I implied that I expected President Mahama to win the elections. Every evidence was pointing at president Mahama’s victory,” Nketia told the Court.
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