The medical doctor who granted the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a medical excuse duty that resulted in his absence in court last Monday, reported at the Accra High Court Thursday morning in response to the court’s order to appear.
Dr Ken Addo of the Holy Trinity Medical Centre/Spa and Health Farm, was ordered by the court to appear before it today [Thursday, October 1, 2020] to explain what went into he granting a medical excuse duty to Mr Agyapong.
However, when he arrived at the court premises, the court, presided over by Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni, varied its order for the doctor to rather appear on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
“…Upon sober reflection on the return date, it is herby ordered that the said court order [with a return date of October 1, 2020] be and is hereby varied to read: It is hereby ordered, that the said Dr Ken Addo of Holy Trinity Medical Centre/SPA and Health Farm, do appear before the court on Tuesday, the 6th day of October, 2020 at 10: 00 a.m. to speak to the Medical Excuse Duty Form,” the variation order stated.
Mr Agyapong on Monday, September 28, 2020 failed to show up in court to answer contempt charges due to what his lawyers said was “complication from a post-COVID-19 condition.”
His lead counsel, Mr Kwame Gyan explained that his client got the complication after last Friday’s court hearing.
He therefore presented a medical excuse form and requested the court to adjourn the case for 14 days to allow his client to recuperate.
The presiding judge, Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni agreed to adjourn the case but ordered the medical doctor who wrote the medical excuse duty to appear before the court on Thursday.