Kennedy Agyapong back in court after granted bail
The embattled New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong, who has been charged with treason, was on Thursday sent to the Fast Track High Court shortly after a Human Rights Court granted him bail on health grounds following a habeas corpus writ filed by his lawyers.
The case is, however, yet to be called.
On Wednesday, the Adjabeng Magistrate’s Court in Accra declined jurisdiction in the case of treason, treason felony and attempted genocide brought against Agyapong, saying such it should be tried by the High Court.
Ms Patricia Quansah, who presided over the court, said in a ruling after the prosecution had asked for the MP to be remanded that such cases were heard by three High Court judges.
Agyapong was arrested on Monday after he was invited by the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service over the statements made last Friday on his Accra-based radio station, Oman FM.
Agyapong is reported to have “declared war” and vowed to lynch any fake security operative, following the alleged physical attack on Ms Ursula Owusu, the party’s Ablekuma South Parliamentary Candidate and Abu Jinapor, an aide to the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at Tarzan, a registration centre in Odododiodoo in Accra.
The MP also said he would organise supporters of the party to defend themselves because the police had failed to protect them.