Supreme Court discharges Dominic Ayine of contempt charge

Ghana’s Supreme Court has on Thursday February 25 discharged a former Deputy Attorney General Dr Dominic Ayine in the contempt case against him. Dr Ayine apologized to the Supreme Court over his contemptuous comments against the justices of the high court regarding the ongoing election petition hearing. The apex court Monday February 22, 2021 ordered the Bolgatanga East lawmaker to go and retract comments he had publicly made which the court deems contemptuous. He had earlier said in a media interview that the decision of the Supreme Court not to allow the petitioner reopen his case to subpoena chairperson of the 1st Respondent Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, was “predetermined”. This, the court deemed scandalous and brought contempt charges against Dr. Ayine, a case which was heard Monday. During the hearing, a remorseful looking Dr. Ayine said he had written a letter to the court apologizing for his comments. Counsel for the contemnor Dr. Ayine also pleaded on behalf of his client asking the mercy of the The court, in accepting the apology of the contemnor acknowledged the fact he is a senior member of the bar but made the following consequential orders. “We accept the apology of learned counsel for the contemnor, we however order that the contemnor purges his contempt by retracting his scandalous on the very same medium before Thursday, 25th February, 2021, when the court will reconvene. The contempt proceedings is thus adjourned to   Thursday, 25th February, 2021″, the ruled. By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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