Atuguba slaps GHC5,000 fine on Sir John, Hopeson to cough up GHC2,000

Atuguba slaps GHC5,000 fine on Sir John, Hopeson to cough up GHC2,000



The Supreme Court has imposed a fine of GHC5,000 on the General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party who has been found guilty of intentional criminal contempt.

Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has to deposit the money with the court by the close of work Thursday or in default serve a prison sentence of six months.

The convict is also to retract the said offensive comments and apologise for same.

Mr. Owusu Afriyie, known in political circles as Sir John, is also to sign a bond to be of good behaviour.

A member of the Communications Team of the NPP, Hopeson Adorye, who was also found guilty of contempt, would pay a GHC2,000 fine.

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