The ongoing court battle between Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings and Nii Armah Ashietey has taken a dramatic turn as the Plaintiff (Nii Armah Ashietey) has requested the 2nd Defendant (Zanetor Rawlings) to provide further and better particulars, by affidavit, regarding her voter identification number, date of registration, registration centre name and code.
This current twist to the ongoing court case was contained in a letter signed by Gary Maafo, Lawyer of Nii Armah Ashietey, and addressed to Zanetor Rawlings to provide this information within 4 days which elapsed Monday March 28, 2016.
The Plaintiff has subsequently filed a Motion on Notice – Application for Leave to Issue Interrogatories under Order 22 r 1 of CI.47, and will move that motion on notice on 4th April for Zanetor Rawlings to provide the said particulars.
The new development became necessary after lawyers of Nii Armah Ashietey probed the Statement of Defence by Zanetor Rawlings in which she denied the Plaintiffs averment that the she is not a registered voter.
This means that notwithstanding confirmation from the Electoral Commission (EC), the 2nd Defendant’s filed court processes indicate that she is holding herself out as a registered voter, a situation that raises issues of fraud and perjury.
The current motion was filed by Nii Armah Ashietey under Order 11 Rule 12 (6) of the High Court Civil Procedure Rules CI 47.