Kumasi court finds Kofi Jumah guilty

Kumasi court finds Kofi Jumah guilty

Maxwell Kofi Jumah, a former Member of Parliament for the Asokwa Constituency, has been convicted of causing unlawful damage to an electoral material by a Kumasi circuit court.

He was on Monday ordered to pay a fine of GH¢1,200 or spend six months in jail in default, according to a report by the Daily Guide.

Kofi Jumah’s campaign manager, Oscar Riches, was sentenced to pay GH¢960 or go to jail for three months in default.

The two had been charged with two counts of causing unlawful damage to a photo album belonging to the Electoral Commission and resisting arrest.

Kofi Jumah, a former minister for local government, was arrested in June 2015 for destroying the electoral material during the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primary at his constituency.

According to reports, voting started late and while everyone was busily going through the process to ensure a successful election, Kofi Jumah stepped forward and vandalised the material, saying that he did not believe in it.

The police subsequently arrested him.

A controversial character, Kofi Jumah, recently described the British high commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, as a fool.

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