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Stop saying ‘the court cannot compel a witness to give evidence’ – Kwaku Azar

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By Hellenasare7 | self meida writer
Published 17 days ago - 2508 views

Teacher Stephen Kwaku Asare, referred to prevalently as Kwaku Azar, has charged general society to quit saying that "the Court can't propel an observer to give proof". 


As indicated by him, the Supreme Court can pull off that yet individuals should cease from rehashing that assertion, which has gotten well known in the progressing Election Petition hearing at the Supreme Court. 


Prof. Asare in a post on his Facebook timetable located by GhanaWeb clarified that the custom-based law is sure about who can be gathered as an observer in a court of able locale. 


He said, "Anybody at all can be dismissed or summoned and anybody can be called as an observer. The 'non-political race request' law on calling observers is that 'in any procedures, and at any phase of the procedures, a court either on its own movement or on the utilization of any gathering may bring any individual to go to give proof, or to create any record in his ownership or passages from it subject to any order or rule of law'." 


Kwaku Azar expressed further: "Our 'non-political race request' law gives that 'An individual present in court, if a gathering in the procedures under the watchful eye of the court might be constrained by the court to give proof or to deliver any archive in his ownership or under his influence, in a similar way, and subject to similar principles as though he had been brought to join in and give proof, or to create the record, and might be rebuffed in a similar way for refusal to comply with the request for the court." 


Prof Kwaku Azar's remarks follow the stunning consistent choice by the Supreme Court to excuse an application by the 2020 NDC official up-and-comer looking for leave to return his case. 


John Dramani Mahama, who is the candidate, had encouraged the court to give his solicitation saying he plans to summon EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa, to affirm. 


Contending on this, Prof Asare expressed that the law on disclosure is similarly evident that gatherings will trade proof. 


"Disclosure, questioning, and so forth have nothing to do with purview and the Supreme Court can pull off explanations like 'its restricted locale doesn't permit it to observe the acknowledged law on revelation and calling observers'. 


However, to the overall population, Azar cautions: "Don't proceed to give an observer explanation and figure you can flee from the gatherings' assessments. Courts don't trifle with such explanations and you will probably be refered to for scorn particularly if any of your affirmations, regardless of what it was identified with, [you] say you will be accessible for assessment.

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