High Court to rule on Gyakye Quayson’s stay of proceedings application on Tuesday

10th July 2023

The High Court in Accra will on Tuesday, July 11 deliver a ruling on the application for a stay of proceedings in the case involving Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson.

The MP is undergoing trial at the High Court in Accra for charges of forgery and perjury.

Lawyers for the embattled MP have moved an application for the court to stay proceedings to allow for the court of appeal to hear its review application on a decision by the trial judge to hear the case on a day-to-day basis.

Lead counsel for the team, Tsatsu Tsikata argued that any decision not to stay the proceedings will be prejudging the appeal.

The prosecution led by Godfred Dame, however, opposed the application.

Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has told an Accra High Court that the application filed by lead counsel for James Gyakye Qauyson, Tsatsu Tsikata, seeking to stay proceedings pending an appeal to the Court of Appeal “is grounded on irrelevant matters, distortion of facts and confusion.”

Arguing in opposition to the application by Mr Tsikata, the AG stated that the application does not show any exceptional circumstances warranting a stay of proceedings in a criminal trial and that, same was merely designed to frustrate the criminal trial of the Assin North Member of Parliament.


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