A human rights court in Accra has deferred hearing of a case brought against the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) by the former Information Minister Steven Asamoah Boateng.
The case will be heard on 20th January next year. Mr. Asamoah Boateng sued the security agency, alleging an infringement of his rights after two officers of the BNI stopped him and his family from travelling abroad in June this year.
As part of the proceedings, the BNI Director Yaw Donkor and two BNI operatives were supposed to appear in court today to testify publicly.
But the Attorney-General filed an appeal and asked for the case to be heard in camera.
In court on Thursday, lawyer for Mr. Asamoah Boateng Nene Amegashie asked the Judge to arrest the BNI boss for failing to show up.
But the judge declined explaining that an appeal had been filed on the matter.
That appeal will be heard on the 30th of this month. The judge, Peter Derry, therefore adjourned the hearing to January 20th next year.