The judiciary will fall into a tent of ‘corruption’ if they don’t deal with Kennedy Agyapong like Montie 3—Naana Opoku-Agyemang
Running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has expressed urgent need for the judiciary to apply the whip for Member of Parliament (MP) of Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong to respect the country’s judiciary system.
She made this statement after Mr Agyapong apologised for insulting an High Court judge who he claimed granted an injunction against him without allegedly conducting due diligence.
He posited that he had a vendetta against judges in the country who abuse their power in their line of duty and threatened to “face the judge” who gave the verdict squarely.
However, Naana Opoku-Agyemang insisted that Mr Agyapong’s act was more grievous than the Montie trio, thus deserved to be dealt with by the law.
Speaking with Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) officials in Accra yesterday, Prof Opoku-Agyemang noted that Mr Agyapong was a law enforcer and wields more power over people, hence should have been more diligent when talking on air.
“Your Lordship, that, Mr Agyapong’s conduct is graver in scope and impact than the infamous ‘Montie Three’. This is because of the influence he wields and the coverage of the channel on which he made these dangerous comments compared to the ‘Montie Three’ in these respects,” she said.
Prof Opoku-Agyemang stated that the apology was not enough and expressed the need for the New Patriotic Party MP to be tried in court to serve as a deterrent to others
“So, if another person does the same and just comes to apologise so end of story?” She queried.
Naana Opoku-Agyemang indicated that accepting the apology would be an act she termed as “corruption.”
“That is corruption and I want to see that also highlighted because we are not allowing us to abide by the rules of telling the truth.
So, these are the things that we should be very focused on in order to move forward otherwise it creates a kind of solipsism among the youth and that is dangerous because they are the future,” Prof Opoku-Agyemang bemoaned.
She further described the conduct of Mr Agyapong as lawless and worse than the infamous Montie Trio.
Prof Opoku-Agyemang observed that the law in 2016 dealt with the Montie Trio when they committed the same offence until the former President, John Dramani Mahama granted them clemency.
Mr Agyapong on Wednesday, September 2, talked harshly against a judge in the High Court for allegedly not doing his job right.
On Monday September 7, ahead of his scheduled 14 September appearance in court, rendered an unqualified apology, to the Chief Justice, the Association of Judges and Magistrates, and the Judiciary as a whole for his conduct.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE