Minority MPs fail to show up in court to answer charges
Updated: Jan 6
The Minority lawmakers who were dragged to court for failing to notify the Police before they marched to the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC) to present a petition to the Commission, failed to show up in court on Monday January 4 when the case was called.
The police prosecutor had told Accra Circuit Court 11 that he was ready with the case.
However, when the cased was called not even one of them was present, not even their lawyers.
The circuit court judge was forced to adjourn the case without a new set date.
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The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, and 10 of his colleagues were charged for allegedly refusing to notify the police before the march.
The suit accused them of marching without notifying the Police, describing it as an unlawful Assembly.
In a summons issued by the circuit court, the accused persons were directed to appear before the court today, Monday January 4.
The MPs are Haruna Iddrisu, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, Samuel George, John Abdulai Jinapor, Rockson Defiamekpor, Ras Mubarak, Mutawakilu Adam, Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, A.B. Fuseini, Kwabena Minta Akando, Yusif Issaka Jaja, Isaac Adongo, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, James Klutse Avedzi, James Agalga, Collins Dauda, Abdul Rashi Pelpuo, Richard Quashigah, and Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings.
They were protesting the results of the 2020 general elections which in their view, were manipulated in favour of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).