An Accra High Court has issued a Substituted Service for the Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, to appear before the court over a contempt charge leveled against him.
The Member of Parliament was summoned by High Court Judge Amos Wuntah Wuni for contempt last week after he allegedly insulted and threatened a judge.
On Monday, September 14, when the case was called, Ken Agyapong was not in court to answer to the charges because he had not been served personally with the order.
The court therefore ordered: “That being the current state of affairs regarding the service of order to appear in court, service of the order will be made by substituted service in the following manner;
“By posting a copy of the order and the court’s summons to show cause issued on September 9 to be served on the said Kenneddy Ohene Agyapong to appear before this court on the notice board of the High Court, Land Division, Law Court Complex.
“By posting a copy of the order together with the hearing notice on a conspicuous part of Net2 TV and Oman FM stations, Holywood Building, Medina Zongo Junction, Accra.”
The Court said the order “shall remain posted for three days (returnable on Friday Sept 18).”
The case is adjourned to Friday, September 18.
The court reiterated that there was proof that Kennedy Agyapong was not served to appear before the court personally.
It comes after the Assin Central MP was seen in a video insulting the judge over a land case.