The running mate to the National Democratic Congress’ flagbearer, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has urged the judiciary to be firm and crack the whip to put an end to recent attacks against its members.
“If you talk about name and shame it should be consistent. If you are going to apply punishment it should be consistent. If you say somebody has scandalized the law court and you allow the process to go through; the person has apologized and has done everything, the law took it course, the person was fined, the person was sentenced, the person was in prison. You say clemency, it is part of the judicial system; and people pretend they don’t understand why there should be a petition.
“Another person does the same thing, also scandalizes the court and just say he is coming to apologise so it is okay; that is corruption. And I want to see that also highlighted,” the former education minister under the John Mahama administration said. – She said when she met with some civil society organisations
Her comments comes on the back of a recent statement made by Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Ken Agyapong who is reported to have called a judge “stupid” on live TV over a land case involving him and another person. He has since apologised through a publication in the newspaper, however, the High Court judge Amos Wuntah Wuni has summoned him for contempt.