Accused of wrongly scandalizing the courts and the Judicial Service, New Patriotic Party Lawmaker for the Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong who was summoned to appear before an Accra High Court to justify why he should not be harshly reprimanded for contempt on Monday 14 September did not show up for the hearing.
According to documents submitted to the court, the acerbic tongue Legislator turned undercover investigator was not personally notified of the date for his appearance.
Agyapong’s appearance before the Court comes after the High Court’s (Land Court 12) attention was drawn to a television (NET2 TV) and Radio (Oman FM) program allegedly aired on September 2, this year.
Using unprintable words, the MP who was being hosted on the show said he had a vendetta against judges in the country who abuse their power in their line of duty.
Among other things, Agyapong had also threatened to “face the judge” who gave a verdict in a land dispute involving him.
He was subsequently asked to appear in court in an order signed by Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni, a High Court Judge, on September 9.
But in the document explaining his failure to show up, the bailiff indicated that attempts to serve Agyapong at his office at Net2 TV and Parliament proved unsuccessful.
The bailiff noted that he spoke to Mr. Agyapong via phone and was asked to send the document to Parliament.
The Parliamentary Service is said to have responded to the documents sent by the bailiff that they have been unsuccessful at serving the MP.
The court presided over by Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni directed that the documents should be pasted at the court’s notice board and at the building of Net2 TV and Oman FM as a form of notification.
The business mogul has been asked to reappear on Friday, September 18, 2020.