The Takoradi Circuit Court A presided over by His Worship, Michael Kwadwoe Ampadu has today, March 17 adjourned the case between the Sekondi-Takoradi Mayor and the Republic of Ghana to March 22, 2022.
The lead prosecutor Superintendent Emmanuel Basantale pleaded with the court to give two weeks for them to file their disclosure.
Council for the defence Lawyer Samuel Abotar described the case as a misdemeanour and said the two weeks was too much time for the prosecution to continue.
At the end of the proceedings, the sitting Judge gave one week for the prosecutors to file their disclosure after listening to both sides.
The MCE was said to have challenged the orders of the police inspector while conducting his duty, raining insults on him and threatening to make sure that the said police officer was transferred to Enchi, which is in the Western North Region and far from Takoradi.
The incident happened when the police were doing a routine snap-check at 8:30 pm around the Kwesimintsim Cemetery when the Mayor was said to be in his white Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle with registration number GE 5615-20 decided to bypass the traffic of cars waiting to go through the snap-checks.
Maiden Court appearance
The MCE was arraigned at the Takoradi Habour Circuit Court A presided over by His Worship, Michael Kwadwoe Ampadu by the Western Regional Police Command for the same offence where he was granted a GH¢100,000 bail with three (3) sureties after being charged for allegedly assaulting a police officer who confronted him for dangerous driving.
He was charged on three (3) counts of Assault of a public officer, Offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace, and disturbing the peace in a public place contrary to Sections 205, 207, and 298 respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.
He was also charged for dangerous driving contrary to Section 1 of Act 683 of 2004 as amended by Act 761 of 2008 and to reappear before the Court today, March 17, 2022.