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Discontinue criminal case against James Gyakye Quayson – High Court Judge pleads

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Justice of the High Court of Ghana and Dormaahene Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu II has appealed to President to discontinue the criminal trial of James Gyakye Quayson, newly re-elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North Constituency.

The Chief explained that the reelection of James Gyakye Quayson by the Assin North constituents is a testament to their unwavering resolve to him lead them and the continuation of the criminal charges against him will amount to an insult to them.

“I will not comment on the substantive case which is pending before the Court but I am appealing to the Attorney General of Ghana to [ discontinue the case against James Gyakye Quayson ] because he has that power to discontinue any case at Court.

“At the Assin North by-election, the same electorates again voted to retain James Gyakye Quayson as their MP and so it will be an insult on the electorates of Assin North should this case continue at the Court,” he said at the 10th Anniversary Regional Lectures in Sunyani recently.

The Government is prosecuting James Gyakye Quayson for alleged forgery and perjury regarding his dual citizenship in the run-up to the 2020 parliamentary elections

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