Kofi Jumah Petitions AG

Maxwell Kofi Jumah, a defeated parliamentary candidate for Asokwa, a constituency in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, in the recent New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries, has petitioned the Attorney General (AG) in a case in which he has been charged for causing damage to electoral materials.

The AG has consequently called for the docket on the case and would soon come out with her advice to determine the direction of the matter, the prosecutor announced in court on Monday.

The Circuit Court 2, presided over by Efua Adu Amankwa, therefore adjourned the case to July 6, this year, by which time the AG’s advice might have been available.

The court is also hearing a related case involving Riches Oscar aka Ghana Beyeyie, a staunch follower of Kofi Jumah, charged for refusing lawful arrest by the police.

Both Kofi Jumah fondly called Kofi Ghana and Riches Oscar were in court on Monday. A horde of NPP followers in Kumasi were also seen at the court premises to offer support to the former Asokwa MP, who once headed the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

Kofi Jumah was arrested during the NPP Asokwa constituency primaries for allegedly tearing electoral materials. Patricia Appiagyei, the incumbent MP whom Mr Jumah contended, eventually won the poll.

Riches Oscar was arraigned on a charge of refusing lawful arrest during the NPP primaries. What caused the attempted arrest, which he purportedly refused to yield to, has however not been disclosed.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi

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