The Attorney-General, Godfred Dame, was asked to file a nolle prosequi to end the court case involving MP for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson, according to Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwami Dafeamekpor, the member of parliament for the South Dayi constituency.
After making remarks on the ongoing legal dispute, the chief has faced harsh criticism.
The MP, who highlighted that he agrees with the Dormaahene’s sentiments that the issue should be dropped, countered that it is needless for people to disparage the Dormaahene for expressing his opinions on the matter.
Despite serving as a High Court judge, Dafeamekpor said that the Dormaahene did not violate any laws governing judges and magistrates. He also chastised individuals who had been disparaging the Dormaahene.
The lawmaker said during an appearance on Citi TV’s Big Issue with Selorm Adoono, “Dormaahene has the right to freedom of speech. One of the main defenders of his remarks is me. I have requested somebody to bring me the code of conduct, which serves as a standard for all judges, from career magistrates to the Supreme Court. They ought to be able to name one law or rule that his remarks violated. We should leave Dormaahene alone since no one has been able to draw attention to it thus far. His behavior in relation to the statements does not violate the nation’s code of conduct for judges and magistrates.
The comments didn’t violate even one single code after I went through and turned that code upside down. The Dormaahene’s declaration is appropriate, legal, and consistent with the rule of law. H didn’t hold a pistol to the Attorney General’s head. He is not acting in that manner; rather, he is pleading. The Attorney General has the option of taking the plea seriously or not. We live in a democratic nation because of this, which is why some people are bastardizing him for using his right to free speech. I’d much rather support those that acted in an undemocratic manner.
Speaking at the John Evans Atta Mills 10th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture in Sunyani, the Dormaahene pleaded with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to halt Mr. Quayson’s trial and urged the Attorney General to follow suit by filing a nolle prosequi.