Lawyers for Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong say he is “suffering from complications from the Covid-19 condition he suffered last month”.
Kennedy Agyapong is in court for allegedly scandalizing the court by describing a High Court judge with unprintable words, and has pleaded not guilty to contempt after he was charged for scandalising the court and bringing its name into disrepute.
However, today as he was expected to open his defence after the case was adjourned at the last sitting, the MP was absent with his lawyers citing COVID-19 complications.
Lead counsel for the MP’s legal team Kwame Gyan told the court that though at the last adjourned date, they together with the court had “mutual agreement for continuation of proceedings,” the client is absent.
He said after “we left the court on Friday, our client, Ken Agyapong suffered from complication of post-covid-19 conditions that he sufferred last month”
“We arranged for him to seek medical support and the report from the doctor who treated him and an attached excuse duty report” has been made available to the court.
Mr. Kwame Gyan explained that his client’s absence was not an attempt to disrespect the court but because of the urgency of the situation.
The court presided over by Justice Wuntah Wuni granted the plea for adjournment, while summoning the medical doctor of Holy Trinity Medical Centre/Spa and Health to appear before it on October 1, to speak to the medical excuse duty of Kennedy Agyapong.
The court said “We have to create a good country for ourselves. The way excuse duties reports are written these days, somebody must speak to it.”