COURT ISSUES BENCH WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF SINGER, FANTANA’S MOTHER

The Sekondi High Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the Member of Parliament for Jomoro, Dorcas Affo-Toffey, who happens to be the mother of Singer

The commercial division of the High Court issued the warrant for the lawmaker to be arrested for disrespecting the law court over dual-citizenship.

The warrant followed her absence from the hearing of a contempt case against her on Monday morning, December 6, 2021.

According to the presiding judge, Her Ladyship Sedina Agbemeve, the warrant was issued because Dorcas Affo-Toffey failed to produce evidence of the renouncement of her Ivorian citizenship.

Earlier, the court ordered the NDC MP to produce documents that backs her claims that she renounced her Ivory Coast citizenship before contesting as a Member of Parliament in Ghana.

But Dorcas Affo-Toffey challenged the ruling by the Sekondi High Court asking her to produce evidence of her renounced dual citizenship in court.

Lawyers of the lawmaker are appealing to the court to quash the orders by the Sekondi High Court judge, Justice Dr. Richmond Osei Kyere, arguing that he “wrongly exercised its discretion in ordering the Appellant [Mrs. Affo-Toffey] to produce her certificate of renunciation of Ivorian Citizenship or any document evidencing renunciation of Ivorian Citizenship to when the Petitioner failed to establish the necessity for the production of the certificate of renunciation of citizenship or document evidencing renunciation of citizenship.”

The contempt case was filed against her by one Joshua Emuah Kofie from Nuba-Mpataba in the Jomoro Constituency when the MP allegedly failed to appear before the Registrar of the court to produce documents evidencing her renunciation of Ivorian citizenship as ordered by a Sekondi High Court.

In his affidavit in support, the petitioner had noted that on  June 22, 2021, a Sekondi High Court ordered the respondent to within 10 days produce for inspection and copying of the renunciation certificate of her Ivorian citizenship or any document evidencing renunciation of her Ivorian citizenship.

Joshua Emuah Kofie averred that before the expiration of the 10 days, the respondent appealed against the ruling of the court and followed it up with a motion for stay of execution pending appeal before the Court of Appeal in Cape Coast in the Central Region.

The petitioner noted that the Court of Appeal on July 26, 2021, unanimously dismissed the MP’s motion for stay of execution pending appeal.

The affidavit stated that with the view to obtaining compliance of the High Court ruling, the Registrar of the court served hearing notices on the parties to appear before him on September 23, 2021 for production, inspection and copying of the documents, as ordered by the High Court.

It indicated that the respondent failed or refused to turn up before the Registrar as summoned and has also failed to produce the document at any other forum for any inspection and copying as ordered.

The affidavit in support added that the respondent even did not dignify the court with a letter explaining her inability or unwillingness to comply with the order as if same ought to die a natural death.

“I believe the action by the respondent is deliberately calculated by her to tell the entire world that she has absolutely no regard for the authority of the court,” the petitioner stated.

The petitioner therefore, prayed the court to commit the respondent for contempt of court to deter her and the public at large, for any such acts that undermine the authority and dignity of the court.

In her affidavit in opposition challenging the contempt against her, the Jomoro MP had indicated that the applicant had failed to demonstrate any conduct on her part that which constituted contempt of court in terms of prejudicing or impending proceedings before the court.

She said she had so much respect for the honourable court and that she would not do anything to bring the administration of justice into disrepute, public ridicule or opprobrium.

She stated that her inability to be present in court as directed by the Registrar cannot be construed as not dignifying the court.

“I was attending to Parliamentary duties and out of inadvertence could not inform the Registrar of the court of my inability to be available for inspection of documents,” she stated in her affidavit in opposition.

She added that her appeal and subsequent application for stay of execution against the order of the High Court at the Court of Appeal was the intervening factor in terms of not complying with the order of the court within the 10 days period, saying “and that it is never deliberate or intentional on my part to bring the administration of justice into disrepute.”

“That as a member of the legislature which is a coordinate arm of the government, I will not do anything that will undermine or seek to undermine the judiciary,” she had added when challenging the contempt application.

She, therefore, prayed the court that the application should not be granted in the interest of justice.

MP Absent Again

The case was scheduled to be heard at the Sekondi High Court, Commercial Division yesterday, December 6, 2021. However, the MP who had already filed her response to the contempt, was absent and was not represented by any of her counsel.

Lead counsel for the applicant, Frank Davies, therefore, prayed the court to issue the bench warrant for the arrest of the MP because he said she was showing disrespect to the court by being absent.

Justice Sedina Agbemava subsequently issued the bench warrant for the arrest of the MP and adjourned the case to Thursday, December 9.

Another Issue

Meanwhile, a Sekondi High Court presided over by Justice Dr. Osei-Hwere has set December 20, 2021 to rule on an application filed by the Jomoro MP to make some amendment in her affidavit in the substantive case.

Joshua Emuah Kofie is challenging Dorcas Toffey, to produce evidence of her renounced dual citizenship in court.

According to the applicant, the MP was not qualified to contest as the people’s representative in the country’s legislative assembly.

When the case was called yesterday, the MP was represented by one Emmanuel Venle.

Her counsel, Ebo Donkor, standing in for Edudzi Tamakloe, insisted that the court had the discretion to grant the application, but lawyer for the applicant, Bright Okyere Agyekum prayed the court not to exercise that discretion since pleadings had been closed.

‘THE HYPOCRISY’ – A Plus Descends On Sarkodie For Going Soft On Akufo-Adoo But Hard On Mahama

Popular social commentator, A-Plus has chided rapper, Sarkodie over his recent comment where he lamented about the harsh living conditions in Ghana.

You would recall that on Monday, December 6,  Sarkodie took to his Twitter page on December 6, 2021, to share his thoughts on the hikes in fuel prices that has necessitated commercial drivers to embark on a strike.

“The people are going through it!!! We always do!!! All we ask for is the right environment to hustle/ be productive,” the Sakcess label boss earlier wrote.

The Sarkcess Music CEO’s comment comes on the back of criticisms on social media where many accused him of being silent over the country’s hardships and somewhat contributing to it with his ‘Nana toaso’ statement during the 2020 general elections.

But after sharing his views on the fuel hikes on Twitter, Ghanaians dug a post from Sarkodie sometime in 2013 where he registered similar complaints against the Mahama-led administration in a seemingly harsh approach.

Wow fuel prices go up! Smh. Paying Mahama a visit this evening.” his comments read.

It was in this light that A-Plus after a careful comparison of Sarkodie’s tweets during the era of both governments lambasted the rapper for his subtle way of criticising the NPP government .

The hypocrisy. During John Mahama time as president the hardship was caused by his incompetence abi? Now there is serious hardship under Akufo Addo, instead of telling him the truth you added “we always do” to make you look good before them. When you spoke about hardship under John Mahama didn’t “we always do?” Or we were living in San Diego before he became president?” A-Plus stated.

I’M LIVING MY LIFE WITH NO REGRETS – Xandy Kamel After Storming Nogokpo Amid Marriage Crisis

Actress and television presenter, Xandy Kamel, is unfazed by her alleged marriage crash as she reveals she is living a life of no regrets.

Xandy Kamel and her estranged husband, Kaninja is reported to have gone their separate ways just few months after they celebrated their first marriage anniversary after tying the knot in 2020.

Amid the speculated collapse of her marriage, Xandy Kamel wants Ghanaians to know she is happy with herself and where she is now therefore those worried about her over her crisis in marriage are just wasting their time.

The former Angel TV host shared a photo of herself to show that she’s currently at Nogokpo and some fans are wondering what she’s doing there because they are known for their fetishism and anyone who visits there is alleged to go there for such reasons.

 

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SANDRA ANKOBIAH FUMIGATES MALLAM ATTAH AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (PHOTOS)

Legal practitioner and entrepreneur, Sandra Ankobiah and her Women’s Institute organized a fumigation exercise inside the Mallam Attah market on Sunday 5th December to make the market a safe zone for traders ahead of Christmas sales.

The exercise was in response to calls to always disinfect marketplaces across the country since they have become high-risk areas for spreading Covid-19.

Sandra and her team believe making the market a safe zone for traders through fumigation will contribute to bringing life to normalcy. The fumigation exercise on Sunday started at 5am and lasted for about three hours. Every nook and cranny of the market was disinfected.

The exercise was part of Sandra’s Women’s Institute’s initiative to promote good health among women and also empower them. Earlier in October, she organized a free Breast Screening Exercise for market women in Madina.

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SAMINI SHARES THROWBACK PHOTOS OF WIFE TO MARK HER BIRTHDAY

Dancehall legend, Samini has shared throwback photos and video of  his wife of as she celebrates a new age.

Samini took to his Instagram handle to shower encomium on his wife, Queen Fremah and he claimed he could not post any recent photo of her because she is n introvert.

Samini was left with the only option of posting their throwback photo and some videos of her current state.

The photo was of their youthful stage, as they feel the warmth of each other’s embrace.

The couple is still waxing strong after over 20 years of being together and four children to that effect.

The Akye Saa hitmaker prayed for more life, good health, and wealth for his queen as he urges her to continue being the good mother she is to his children from other spouses.

EX-POLICE OFFICER ALLEGEDLY SHOOTS AT TENANT OVER RENT ARREARS [Photos]

The Police at Ejisu has effected the arrest of one Prince Nyarko, an ex-police officer for shooting at his tenant over rent arrears.

Prince Nyarko, 37 is reported to have fired two gunshots on Saturday, December 5, 2021, with the motive of  harming his tenant after a scuffle between the two over unpaid rent.

According to Kwame Agyenim, the tenant who spoke to local radio station, Otec FM and reported by Otecfmghana.com, the suspect asked him to move his family out of the house after their rent agreements had expired for three days.

He added that the landlord had asked them to vacate the house around 1:00 am in the morning but he refused due to do so due to the time range.

“Mr Nyarko went into his room and returned with a Pump Action gun, which I at first thought was only a move by him to scare me out of the house.

“I went into my car to drive out of the house only for my landlord to fire two shots directly at me in the car, I had to scale the fence war to save my life,” he recounted.

I went into my car to drive out of the house only for my landlord to fire two shots directly at me in the car, I had to scale the fence war to save my life,” he recounted.

Attempts to get Mr Nyarko to narrate his side of the story have been unsuccessful so far but a reliable source at Ejisu Police Command has confirmed the arrest

 

 

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‘DIDN’T YOU SAY NANA TOASO?’ – Fans Drag Sarkodie For Talking About Hardship In Ghana

Ghanaians have heavily descended on rapper and Hip Hop icon, Sarkodie, over his recent tweet lamenting about the hardship in the country.

Trotro Drivers have gone on strike to protest over the high cost of fuel in the country leaving over 1000s citizens in Accra stranded on Monday.

Taking to his verified Twitter page, Sarkodie lamented bitterly crying out to the Akufo Addo-led administration to create the enabling environment for them to work and be productive.

He wrote; “the people are going through it !!! We always do !!! All we ask for is the right environment to hustle/ be productive …“.

The tweet triggered wild and harsh reactions on social media over concerns that the rapper is one of the celebrities who endorsed Akufo Addo ahead of the 2020 election.

No be u talk us say Nana Addo Toaso huh? Npp supporter dey hide under dey come tweet wey condemnation no dey inside. Make u condemn and stop dey hide dey right things wey no get sense inside a Twitter user wrote.

 

See the tweets below for more of what some fans have been saying on the microblogging platform.

 

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KING PROMISES STORMS MOBO AWARDS RED CARPET WITH SNEAKERS THAT COST GHC8000 (PHOTOS)

Ghanaian singer and songwriter, King Promise dazzled patrons at the recently concluded 2021 MOBO Awards with his dripping combination outfit.

King Promise appeared on the red carpet at the Music of Black Origin Awards ceremony on Sunday night clad in black leather jeans and a green sweater and complemented it with green and black Bottega Veneta sneakers.

Checks done on the shoe revealed that the show cost GHC 8,000 cedis.

This year’s edition was held at the Coventry’s CBS Arena on Sunday, December 5th, 2021 in the U.K and hosted by comedian Munya Chawawa and Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock saw global music icons gracing the ceremony.

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1000S STRANDED AS COMMERCIAL DRIVERS GO ON STRIKE OVER FUEL PRICE INCREASE

Information has emerged that more than 2000 passengers in the Greater Accra Region were stranded on Monday ( 6 December) following a strike by commercial drivers.

The Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators had earlier warned of a sit-down strike on Monday 6 December 2021 across the country.

That we are calling on the government to, as a matter of national emergency, to totally scrap the Price Stabilization and Recovery Levy, the Special Petroleum Tax, Energy Sector Levy, Energy Debt Recovery Levy and the Sanitation and Pollution Levy from the pump price of petroleum products before the midnight of Sunday the 5 December 2021,” the statement said.

That in the unfortunate failure of the government to fulfil the demands of the Coalition, as stated in paragraph 3, above, the Coalition will have no other option but to commence our sit-down strike action across the country effective Monday the 6 December 2021.”

Meanwhile, some drivers have defied the directive of the coalition as some could be seen working in parts of Accra.

AKUAPEM POLOO’S SELFISHNESS LANDED HER IN TROUBLE – Arnold Asamoah Baidoo

Astute Ghanaian entertainment journalist and showbiz analyst, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has blamed the predicament embattled actress, Akuapem Poloo is currently going through on her claiming she brought it on herself.

Speaking on UTV’s United Showbiz show hosted by Nana Ama Mcbrown, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo berated Akuapem Polo describing her as selfish because the day she posted her nud3 was on her son’s birthday thus she wanted to take her son’s shine instead of celebrating her son alone.

According to him, Akuapem Poloo wanted to trend on her son’s birthday instead of allowing the boy to trend but sharing an unclad photo of herself and things took a left turn for her.

His commentary comes after Akuapem Poloo was ordered by the court to go and continue her 90-days jail term for an indecent photo following an appeal to resvoke the sentence.

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