Montie FM contempt suit adjourned to July 18

Supreme Court of Ghana.
The Supreme Court of Ghana has ordered the owners and Board of directors of Network Broadcasting Limited to appear before it on the 18th of July in a case involving its host and two other panelists.

The supreme court today rejected representatives of the three, demanding that directors make an appearance.

Lawyer for the host of the program pleaded with the court for more time to study the summons as he received it just this morning.

However, the Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodore Wood and Justice Sule Gbadegbe today reclused themselves from the Supreme Court sitting over the Montie-FM SAGA.

The two have therefore been replaced by Sophia Akufo and Julius Ansah.

The two excluded themselves from the hearing because they were mentioned by the accused persons during the said radio discussions.

Meanwhile, the Ghana BAR Association was denied its plea to be heard as an amicus curare in the case, because it failed to file a thermal submission for consideration on whether it should be heard in the contempt process.

Sympathisers of the three panelists alleged to have offended the Supreme Court on an Accra based Radio station, thronged the court, as it hears a contempt case against them.

The sympathisers were alleged to have gathered at the court as early as six in the morning.

Radio Ghana’s Correspondent, Beatrice Oppong reports that the security services have virtually taken over the precinct of the courts.

She said due to the number of people gathered, many journalists could not gain access into the court room where the case is being heard.

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