The chief of Kwaprow, a suburb of Cape Coast, Nana Kwesi Mensah III, and the Assembly Member of the area, Mr. John Kilson Mensah, have been convicted to three months each in prison by the Cape Coast High Court for threatening the University of Cape Coast(UCC) Lawyer with death.
The Court also fined the Chief and Assemblyman Nana Kwesi Mensah and Mr. Kilson Mensah respectively of GH6,000 each for contempt of court.
The Cape Coast High Court, presided over by Her Ladyship Malike Awo Woanyah Dey further ordered them to sign a bond to be good behavior for 18 months.
On October 11, 2022, the two contemnors forcefully entered the office of the second applicant, Solomon Faakye, Esquire, the Head of Legal Affairs Office at the University of Cape Coast and threatened him with death if he continued to conduct cases concerning encroachment of the University of Cape Coast land by them and their community.
Counsels for the applicants, Philip Young, Anastasia Asante and Emmanuel Yaw Hukpatsi, argued that the respondents’ action which sought to disrupt the work of officers of court, brought the reputation of the court into disrepute and was therefore contemptuous of the honorable court.
Discussion about this post