Jake bungalow saga: Nii Lantey has no right to flout Court orders – Kabila

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye

A former National Youth Organizer of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh has cautioned Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye not to flout the High Court directive ordering him to hand over the keys of his official bungalow to its rightful owner.

An Accra High Court has ordered the Deputy Trade Minister to vacate his official bungalow and hand it over to its owner, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who the court ruled as having legally acquired the state bungalow in 2008.

This was after the Supreme Court threw out the application by the two individuals who are now serving as government officials and ruled in favour of the NPP chair.

But Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has indicated that he will not vacate the Number 2 Mango Street bungalow until he is directed by the Ministry of Works and Housing to do so.

But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, James Kwabena Bomfe said any attempt by Nii Lantey to defy the directive of the court will amount to contempt.

According to him, the Deputy Trade Minister should be guided by his oath as a Minister of State to uphold the constitution and do the right thing.

“If a Supreme Court gives a ruling, nobody, not even the President, can challenge it. In fact in the case of the president in Article 2 Clause 4, he can be removed from office. How dare a Minister,” he exclaimed.

Kabila as he is popularly called feared the Odododiodio Member of Parliament could suffer the dire consequence if he goes contrary to the court directive.

He urged Nii Lantey Vanderpuye to do the honourable thing and vacate from the bungalow peacefully.

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