Jean Mensah can't be forced to testify - Supreme Court

Jean Mensah can't be forced to testify - Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dismissed the former president John Dramani Mahamah application for review of the case, after the court rejected the motion to reopen the case.

Chief Justice,  Justice Anin Yeboah, stated that “the application fails and its hereby dismissed”, in the court ruling on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

The former president wanted the court  to open the case to cross examine the EC boss, but the court dismissed the application.

Led counsel for the former president, Tastsu Tsikata disagreed with the court’s ruling and application review.

The Chief Justice delivered the court’s ruling affirming to it earlier decision the Jean Mensah cannot be forced to testify in court.  

He said there is no provision in the constitution or statute that shows that the EC boss can be subjected to different rules contrary to established rules of procedure and settled practice.

The court reportedly began contempt proceedings against former Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine.

He accused the court that they had a “predetermined agenda” with the former president, the petitioner in the ongoing election petition trial.