Meaning of Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata’s ‘Subpoena’ application to Supreme Court

Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata
Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata

The lead counsel for John Dramani Mahama (Petitioner) Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata has reportedly served an “Subpoena” application at the Supreme Court requesting an order for the Chairperson of the first respondent Mrs. Jean Mensa to testify in Court during the ongoing 2020 Election Petition Hearing.

This came following the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to dismiss Tsatsu Tsikata’s application for Mrs. Jean Mensa to mount the witness box for cross examination.

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In a statement intercepted by, “to subpoena is to require someone to come to court.”

The definition of a subpoena is a written legal order telling someone to come to court. When you receive an order to come to court on a specific day to be a witness in a case, this is an example of a subpoena.

An order issued under the authority of a court, commanding a person to appear in court on a particular date, usually to give testimony in a legal case.

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A written legal order directing a person to appear in court to give testimony, show specified records, etc. To order that (specified records, documents, etc.) be brought to a court.


A writ issued by a court commanding a person to appear, with penalties that attach for failure to comply. The act of sending a subpoena to a witness or other person to secure his attendance and testimony at trial or other proceeding (such as deposition); generally, subpoenas are obtained and sent out by the lawyers, rather than directly by the court.

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The most common type of subpoena, ordering a witness to testify.

Issued at the request of one of the parties to a lawsuit, ordering a witness to appear and bring relevant documents to the hearing.

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(Law) A writ requiring someone to appear in court to give testimony.



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