Supreme Court discharges former Deputy Attorney General Dominic Ayine of contempt

Supreme Court discharges former Deputy Attorney General Dominic Ayine of contempt

- Dr. Dominic Ayine was cited for contempt for making some disparaging comments against the Supreme Court

- He stated already that he would not be surprised if he was punished for his comment

- That notwithstanding, he said he did not mean to intentionally disparage the bench

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The Supreme Court on Thursday discharged former Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine, in connection with the “contemptuous” comments he made about the apex court.

Dr. Ayine, a member of the legal team of former President John Dramani Maham in the ongoing election petition trial, was cited for contempt saying in one of his post-trial interviews that the court had a “predetermined agenda” to rule against the former president.

Supreme Court discharges former Deputy Attorney General Dominic Ayine of contempt
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He was hauled before the court on February 22 for the scandalous comment. The court ordered him to go and apologise.

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Dr. Ayine rendered an unconditional apology on the same day, admitting that he went overboard and was reckless with respect to the “remarks that I made.”

The court discharged him after it met today, Thursday, February 25, 2021.

In a separate development, John Peter Amewu also unconditionally apologised for threatening to kill NDC Members of Parliament during the chaotic parliamentary election of the Speaker of Parliament.

The Hohoe MP who contested on the ticket of the governing NPP in the Volta Region in a rage of anger threatened to kills the MPs.

They were hooting at him as he approached their side of the aisle as Parliament turned chaotic.

“Tell them to come and demonstrate in Hohoe, they cannot dare, I will kill all of you,” the Minister-designate for Railway Development said.

Appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament, the former Energy Minister retracted his threats.

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He said the hostile way he was welcomed pushed him to the urge after winning a difficult seat.

“That actually was, of course jokingly, a trigger,” he stated.

Amewu withdrew “those words unconditionally,” and described himself as “a peaceful man.”

“The use of the words came out as an overreaction which is my negative aspect,” he admitted.

Meanwhile, the former MP for Hohoe, Professor Margaret Kweku, beseeched the Ho High Court to annul the results of the 2020 parliamentary election in the constituency.

Amewu won the seat for the governing NPP by collecting 26,952 votes.

Kweku, who was the parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the election, was joined by four others in asking the Ho High Court to set aside the election results for a fresh one to be conducted.

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