- NPP's Sammy Awuku has finally met Supreme Court Judge Justices Atuguba after his bizarre encounter at the infamous election petition
The outspoken National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has finally unveiled the lighter part of senior Supreme Court judge, Justices William Atuguba.
The two, perceived to be ‘bitter enemies’ bumped into each other at the Banquet Hall of the State House during the swearing-in of the new Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo on Monday, June 19.
What many thought was to be a ‘bitter encounter’ rather turned interesting sight to behold as the two were seen in all smiles when the two met during the refreshment section.
It could be recalled that, the NPP youth leader, made infamous headlines when he was hauled before the Supreme Court for criminal contempt, after criticizing publicly the justices in the heat of the famous election petition hearing.
Justice Atuguba, who presided over the court, did not spare the young man when he appeared before the Supreme Court justices and nearly committed him to prison sentence.
The top Supreme Court Judge subsequently banned Mr Awuku from making further comments on the rest of its proceedings on the election petition.
Interestingly, Justice Atuguba could not recognized Sammy Awuku when he approached him at the Banquet Hall.
He was said to have asked “…aah Sammy Awuku eerrh…ooh good to see you again. After our encounter I learnt that you are a very good gentleman… I monitored you a few times and I was impressed, keep it up,” he admired the then firebrand NPP member.
In exchanging pleasantries, Sammy Awuku was said to have responded “S”, both burst into laughter with other guests.
This was the first time Justice Atuguba and Sammy Awuku were meeting at a major public event.
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