Police Charge Effutu NDC Parliamentary Candidate James Kofi Annan with Offensive Conduct

James Kofi Annan
James Kofi Annan

The National Democratic Congress Parliamentary Candidate of the Effutu Constituency Mr. James Kofi Annan has been charged by the Winneba District Magistrate Court for using an abusive words which is intent to provoke breach of the peace or whereby a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned.

In the Court statement issued by the Prosecution Officers, on 21st July, 2020, the founder of Challenging Heights, and a major financier of the New Patriotic Party in the Effutu Constituency who resigned from the party and joined the NDC in a letter to the party, dated July 1, 2019, James Kofi Annan was allegedly charged guilty for using an abusive words on the complaint Samuel Asiedu Okanta, the Municipal Police Complainant of Winneba.

READ ALSO: “Our Supreme Court joined government and the EC to sign our death warrant” – Efo Worlanyo Tsekpo

According to the police reports, the “Complainant Samuel Asiedu Okanta was chairing a voter registration challenge committee at latter days saint at Winneba Junction when suddenly the accused James Kofi Annan walked in and asked the Municipal Electoral Commissioner why the committee has started the hearing without the representative of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)”

Advertisement

After asking the question, it was established that “The complainant approached him (the accused) and said, he was the chairman of the committee
therefore if the accused has any grievances he should address him.”

In a response to the statement, the accused said “IF YOU ARE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE AND SO WHAT, YOU
ARE THE REASON WHY WE ARE NOT ENJOYING PEACE IN WINNEBA TOWN” since he was not satisfied.

READ ALSO: It’s difficult to accept Supreme Court’s ruling on birth certificate; The judges spoke “Per Incuriam” – Deafeamekpor

According to reports available to Coverghana.com.gh, the accused was arrested and after investigations brought before the Winneba District Magistrate Court.

Read the full statement of offence offensive conduct conducive to the breach of the peace and the Court ruling.

THE REPUBLIC
                        VRS
           JAMES KOFI ANNAN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE OFFENSIVE CONDUCT CONDUCIVE TO THE BREACH OF THE PEACE: CONTRARY TO SECTION 207(1) OF THE CRIMINAL OFFENCES ACT 29/60

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

JAMES KOFI ANNAN, Social Entrepreneur, Aged 46: For that you on 21 July 2020 at 0930 hours, at latter day saint voters registration challenge Center at Winneba Junction, Winneba and within the Jurisdiction of this court, without lawful authority, used abusive words to wit “You are the Chairman of the committee and so what, You are the reason why we are not
enjoying peace in Winneba” which is intent to provoke breach of the peace or whereby a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned.

IN OTHER NEWS: Supreme Court’s Decision on the Retirement Age of the Special Prosecutor is Difficult to Understand – Lawyer E.L Agbemava Writes

INSPECTOR ISAAC ANSAH OF DCID
WINNEBA IN CHARGE, CASE

BRIEF FACT: Complainant in this Case is Samuel Asiedu Okanta, the Municipal Police Complainant of Winneba whereas the accused person James Kofi Annan a
social entrepreneur, a Politician and a Parliamentary Candidate of National Democratic Congress for the upcoming general election for Effutu Constituency.

On 21 July 2020 at 0930 hours, Complainant was chairing a voter registration challenge committee at latter days saint at Winneba Junction when suddenly the accused walked in and asked the Municipal Electoral Commissioner why the committee has started the hearing without the representative of NDC, the complainant approached him and said, he was the chairman of the committee
therefore if the accused has any grievances he should address him.

The statement of the complainant did not go down well with the accused and he replied to wit “IF YOU ARE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE AND SO WHAT, YOU
ARE THE REASON WHY WE ARE NOT ENJOYING PEACE IN WINNEBA TOWN”. This the accused said which is intent to provoke breach of the peace or whereby a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned. The accused was arrested and after investigations brought before this court.

READ ALSO: It’s funny birth certificate isn’t allowed as proof for registration but its product – Umaru Sanda Amadu

Advertisement
Advertisement

Leave a Reply