The Financial and Economic Crime Division of the Accra High Court has sentenced Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, former Minister of Youth and Sports, to seven days in jail for contempt of court.
Additionally, he was fined GH¢12,000 or face 30 days in prison if he defaults. According to a report from the Ghanaian Times, Dr. Ahmed was the defendant in a case that began six years ago and was prohibited from accessing the land in question by a perpetual restraining order in the year 2019.
Despite this, he trespassed on the land and was subsequently sued for contempt by the plaintiff, Kofi Ammoah Kwafo, who had bought the land from Dr. Ahmed in 2000. Mr. Kwafo accused personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) of occupying the property without vacating despite the court’s ruling.
Justice Asare-Botwe heard the case and sentenced Dr. Ahmed to jail and a fine. The judge also ordered that GH¢5,000 of the fine should be paid to Mr. Kwafo.
Who is Dr. Mustapha Ahmed?
Dr. Ahmed is a former Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso East Constituency and served as a Sports Minister under the John Kufuor government.