Kpessa-Whyte cautioned & discharged in contempt case

The Supreme Court has discharged NDC’s Professor Michael Kpessah-Whyte in a contempt case that was brought against him.

The Apex court cautioned the University of Ghana lecturer after considering his apology and the mitigating prayer of his counsels – Justice Srem-Sai and and Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe.

This was after he was convicted on his own plea of guilty and deliberation by the court panel on what appropriate sanction to be meted out to him on Tuesday, May 30.

The Supreme Court presided over by Justice Mariama Owusu in reading the judgment of the court in the contempt charges indicated that while the bench finds his comment worrying, the apology and steps taken by the convict contributed to the decision.

Kpessah-Whyte leaded guilty to the charges when he appeared before a five-member panel of the Supreme Court.

The contempt charge was slapped on the lecturer following a tweet the Court deemed inappropriate.

Prof. Kpessa-Whyte in a recent Twitter post referred to the Supreme Court as a “Stupid Court”. He also criticized the current state of Ghana’s judiciary, accusing it of partisanship and lacking common sense.

His tweet was a reaction to the Supreme Court’s judgment that ordered Parliament to remove the name of NDC MP James Gyakye Quayson from its records due to procedural breaches during his nomination and election in 2020.



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