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15-Mar-2012  
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Minority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu believes the contempt suit filed against him and some bigwigs in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is just a strategy to gag people from commenting on the Alfred Agbesi Woyome’s judgment debt brouhaha.

To him, it is simply a ploy by Woyome’s counsel to intimidate and restrain people from commenting on the issue so that the brouhaha might eventually die down.

David Annan, Counsel for embattled financial engineer, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, filed a contempt suit seeking the Accra High Court to commit five officials of the NPP for willfully and gleefully interfering with the administration of justice and scandalizing the court in the case involving his client.

The respondents are Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin-North; Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Minority leader and MP for Suame; Nana Akomea, MP for Okaikoi South and Director of Communications of the NPP; Mr. Samuel Awuku, a Deputy Director of Communications and Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, the National Chairman of the NPP.

The rest are Rockson Adofo and Mr. Kofi Akosah Sarpong for writing contemptuous articles about the Woyome case. The Proprietor/Director of Peace FM Online, Mr. Osei Kwame Despite; Nana Kwadwo Asante, the Editor of Peace FM Online and Mr Kwesi Twum, the Chief Executive Officer of Multimedia Limited.

But speaking in an interview on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, the Minority Leader said he was not bothered by the contempt suit brought against him adding that his “lawyers will study the case when the summons eventually gets to them.”
 





Minority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu
To him, he has not done or said anything that amounts to contempt besides, he said, it lies not in David Annan’s purview to determine if he (Minority Leader) has interfered in the administration of justice.

“It is only the court that can determine that…in any case has the NPP said anything different from what Woyome himself has said or what the Attorney General has said concerning the whole issue?...the Attorney General of the country assumed a position that what happened was fraudulent. The Attorney General is the lawyer of the country and I believe the position of the Attorney General that what the man engaged in was fraudulent and was criminal; can I be cited for contempt of court?...Woyome himself admitted that he has no contract with government and everything said about the issue are issues the A-G raised, the NPP only explained for Ghanaians to better understand the issue,” he said.
 
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