Court fines former Minister GHC5,000 over contempt charges

Nii Osah Mills Lands MinisterNii Osah Mills, Former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources

The former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Nii Osah Mills and the Executive Secretary of the lands Commission have been convicted of contempt by the General Jurisdiction Courts in Accra.

A contempt case against the Minister of Lands and Mineral Resources, Nii Osah Mills, was filed last year for ignoring an injunction to go ahead with a conveyance of huge parcels of land belonging to the Aviation Authority which the Ga Chiefs and people filed a suit to stop the Minister.

The case in court was led by renowned lawyer, Amarkei Armartefio.

Justice Ayini during sitting at the General Jurisdiction court 1, convicted the two of contempt of court, and in lieu of that, the former Minister is expected to pay a GHC5,000 fine.