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Court slaps Assin North MP with criminal summons over perjury trial

Source The Ghana Report

The Accra High Court has issued a criminal summons against Assin North Member of Parliament, James Gyakye Quayson.

This summons comes after the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Yvonne Attakora Obuobisa, notified the court that all attempts to serve the legislator had proved futile.

She said on February 3, the prosecution caused a hearing notice to be issued to the address of the accused at Assin Bereku in the Central Region.

Again, the DPP said the team was able to get the Accra address of the accused, and the police posted a copy of the hearing notice on the inside door of the house at Manet Estate.

On February 7, a hearing notice through the court bailiff to the home of the accused in Accra also failed to reach the accused.

She explained further that, on the same day, “the police investigator posted a copy of the charge sheet on the home of the accused.”

According to her, even though the police met an occupant in the house, the person refused to accept the service and said the accused had gone out.

Having failed in all these attempts, she urged the court to issue a bench warrant for his arrest to enable him to appear before the court.

The court presided over by Mary Maame Afua Nsenkyire then ordered that a criminal summon, charge, and fact sheet be posted at the home of the accused home at Manet estate.

The case has been adjourned to February 15, 2022.

The Assin North MP is facing charges including forgery and perjury. He is also accused of deceiving a public officer and knowingly making a false declaration.

 

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