Supreme Court adjourns Montie FM case to July 18

Supreme Court adjourns Montie FM case to July 18

Ghana’s Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the contempt case against Montie FM and three others to July 18, 2016.

The court expressed displeasure and anger at the absence of the true owners of the radio station in court.

Presiding judge, Justice Sophia Akuffo indicating that the case was a quasi criminal one and thus required all parties involved to be present in court all times.

A Ghanaian citizen Edward Addo appeared in court today [Tuesday] indicating that  he was representing the owners of the company.

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But the announcement of the gentleman did not sit well with the justices; hence the adjournment of the case, and instruction that the rest of the directors of Montie FM to appear before them for hearing.

Meanwhile lawyer for Montie FM, Nana Ato Dadzie explained to the court that the owners of the station were  all out of the country.

In other news, the Chief Justice,  Georgina Theodora Wood, and another  judge of the Supreme Court, Sulley Gbadegbe, have stepped down from the panel hearing the contempt case against owners of the station, the host of the station’s ‘Pampaso’ programme, and the two panelists, who threatened to kill judges over their handling of the Abu Ramadan suit on the credibility of the voters’ register.

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According to them, they did so because their names were specifically mentioned in the comments of the three people facing the contempt charges.

The two judges were replaced by Justice Sophia Akuffo and Justice Julius Ansah.

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