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06-Jul-2012  
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Reports reaching peacefmonline.com say, the Attorney-General's Department has filed a case of Nolle Prosequi at the High Court stating categorically that they are no more interested in trying the NPP MP for Assin North, Hon Kennedy Agyapong.

This latest move by the A-G's department, comes on the heels of the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court, to throw out an application for certiorari brought before it by State prosecutors seeking to quash their own case at the High Court against the NPP MP.

The A-G's department was severely tongue-lashed by some legal brains for preferring charges that were alien to the country's statutes against the NPP firebrand.

The Assin North MP was standing trial on three charges – Treason Felony, Terrorism and Attempted Genocide for allegedly making ethnocentric comments deemed treasonable on his radio station – Oman Fm.

State Prosecutors earlier this month filed an Order of Certiorarai in the Supreme Court but all five Supreme Court Justices who sat on the application, rather rebuked the A-G for consciously going to the wrong forum and directed the Attorney-General's Department to go back to the High Court and right the wrong created by itself.

For now, it remains unclear if the NPP MP has been permanently left off the hook or whether the state will prefer fresh charges against him.


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Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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