Dominic Ayine charged with contempt of court over his predetermined agenda comments against SC
Supreme Court has charged Dr Dominic Ayine, one of the spokesperson of the petitioner in the ongoing election petition hearing for contempt of court.
As part of the court’s redress, it demanded that Dr Ayine should retract his statements and apologise for his scandalous statements against the judges.
The court on Monday, February 22 summoned Dr Ayine to answer why he should not be charged with contempt of court for making scandalous allegations against the Court and its ruling.
Dr Ayine in an interview with the media alluded that the ruling of the Supreme Court on their motion to reopen their case was “smacks of a predetermined agenda to rule against the petitioner.”
His remarks follow a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to dismiss an application by lawyers for the petitioner that sought leave to reopen his case and subpoena the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensa.
The Justices of the court expressed regret that a former deputy Attorney General made such statements against the court.
Dr Ayine on his part apologised for his statements and accepted that his words were scandalous and promised not to act in that manner again.
The court however ruled that it would not demand any fine but to serve as a deterrent to others, he should use the same medium he used making the allegations to retract his statements and also apologise for his comments.