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'Your Lordships can decide anyway you want' - Tsatsu Tsikata tells Supreme Court

On Tuesday, lead Counsel for Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson, and Tsatsu Tsikata told the Supreme Court Judges they could choose in any case they needed, yet that wouldn't deny his client the option to be heard.

 

This was his reaction when he was told by the seven-part board hearing a case, including his client, to maintain the Court's order.

 

The Case is being heard by Justices Jones Dotse, Agnes Dordzie, Nene Amegatcher, Mariama Owusu, Gertrude Torkonoo, Prof. Henrietta Mensah Bonsu Emmanuel Y. Kulendi.

 

The board had recently decided for Mr Tsikata, allowing his solicitation for an expansion of time to record a reaction to a body of evidence documented against the MP.

 

The Court then, at that point, called attention to it had two remarkable movements. One was documented by an occupant of Assin North, Michael Ankomah Nimfah, encouraging the Court to limit the MP from performing Parliamentary obligations.

 

The difference was documented by Mr Tsikata in the interest of the MP, bringing up an underlying criticism regarding the solicitation that the MP is controlled.

 

Mr Tsikata took the view that it would be more fitting for the Court to initially manage his underlying protest, which he accepted could bring about an excusal of the solicitation by Mr Nimfah.

 

The leader of the Panel, Justice Jones Dotse, educated Mr Tsikata that the Court, as a feature of endeavours to deal with its procedures, had concluded that it initially hears from attorneys for Mr Nimfah on the order application.

 

He proceeded with that he can mention his criticism when it's Mr Tsikata's chance to answer.

 

Mr Tsikata then quickly enlisted his dissent. He contended it was significant for his issue with being managed first.

 

An individual from the Panel, Justice Agnes Dordzie, immediately hopped in to call attention to what the Court had previously chosen.

 

"The matter of today is pausing. We have given practically the entire morning to you," Justice Dordzie said.

 

Mr Tsikata immediately answered that he needed to be heard regarding this situation.

 

"My rulers, I must be recorded on why I accept the complaint ought to be taken first. This is an official courtroom. We have a primer complaint.".

 

Equity Dordzie brought up that the Court had previously chosen.

 

"The Court has chosen. Enough of this," she expressed.

 

Mr Tsikata, notwithstanding, had more to say

 

"This is an official courtroom. We have a primer protest. Your lordships can choose in any case you need, yet I need to be on record. We reserve the privilege to be heard.

 

"My lordship can't simply express enough of this. Enough of the law? Enough specialists? Enough of what ties us? Enough of equity? Likewise, it is inside the right of guidance to have on record why he accepts it will be biased if procedures are dealt with this way".

 

Equity Dotse then stepped in to peruse the decision of the Court.

 

He expressed that the Court had, as had been imparted before, concluded that the application for the directive is taken first, then the starter protest be raised when Mr Tsikata answers.

 

In the wake of hearing oral contentions on these issues, the Court dismissed procedures to April 13 to convey its decision.

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