A contempt of court application, filed against the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, by the General Secretary of the National Cathedral Board of Trustees, Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng has been adjourned.
Rev Kusi Boateng has filed a defamation suit against Mr Ablakwa.
He had applied to the Accra High Court, for the court to restrain Mr Ablakwa from further publishing his personal data on social media.
On February 3, 2023, a court bailiff attempted to serve Mr. Ablakwa at the Metro TV location, but he refused the papers and said he was headed to Parliament; as a result, the bailiff should have followed the correct protocol for serving Members of Parliament with court documents.
The court bailiff was shown in a social media video conversing with Mr. Ablakwa before leaving the court papers behind.
Mr. Ablakwa was observed kicking the court papers after the bailiff had left.
Rev. Kusi Boateng then issued him a contempt citation.
The court determined that Mr. Ablakwa had not been properly served with court documents when the case came up for hearing today (Feb. 21, 2023) and ordered that this be done.
As a result, the case has been postponed indefinitely until Mr. Ablakwa has been duly served.
Hundreds of the MP’s supporters who sung and yelled outside the courtroom in favor of his activity were in attendance today.
No amount of intimidation, they chanted, will stop their MP from standing up for the truth.
Several MPs as well as the Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, and Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor, who also serves as one of Mr. Ablakwa’s attorneys, were present in court to support him.
Mr. Buah claimed that Mr. Ablakwa has the backing of all honorable Ghanaians who desire that the right things be done.
Mr. Ablakwa has asked CHRAJ to look into Rev. Victor Kusi-suspected Boateng’s involvement in illegal activities, including the use of several identities and a conflict of interest.
Mr. Ablakwa claims that under the alias Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, Rev. Kusi-JNS Boateng’s Talent Centre Limited was the recipient of a transfer of GH2.6 million from the National Cathedral Secretariat.
The petition, according to Mr. Ablakwa, aims to have the CHRAJ investigate the “odious conflict of interest” involving Rev. Victor Kusi-membership Boateng’s on the national cathedral board since he “actually paid his own company a whopping GH2.6million for no work done.”
According to Mr. Ablakwa, Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, who was given the GH2.6 million by the national cathedral board, is the same person as Rev. Kusi-Boateng, who is also the founder of Power Chapel Worldwide.