Lawyer for the first respondent in the ongoing Election Petition hearing at the Supreme Court, Akoto Ampaw, has cautioned third witness for the petitioner, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo to desist from running irrelevant commentaries when asked a question.
Akoto Ampaw said this to the witness after a cross-examination between the lawyer for the second respondent in the case, the Electoral Commission’s Justin Amenuvor, and the third witness was littered with a lot of verbal clashes and interjections from the Justices of the Supreme Court.
Doing his cross-examination via video conferencing, Akoto Ampaw told the witness to go straight to the point when asked a question.
“Let me advise you that you are before the Supreme Court and when I put a question to you, the court expects you to answer the question, not to set up your own question and run around with it. So please, listen carefully to my questions and answer them,” he said.
Rojo responded, “My Lord, can I be clear? If I answer a question with your initial statement, and I need to throw more light on that answer, am I not permitted to do so?”
“You are not permitted to run irrelevant commentaries, that I am trying to tell you,” Akoto Ampaw retorted.