The Takoradi Circuit Court ‘A’ has adjourned the case involving the suspended Mayor for Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issah, to Tuesday, March 22.
The Court’s decision is to enable the prosecution to file and serve the lawyers of the accused with their disclosures.
Mr. Abdul Mumin Issah has been charged on three counts of assault of a public officer, offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace and disturbing the peace in a public place, contrary to Sections 205, 207 and 298, respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.
At the court hearing, presided over by His Worship Michael Kwadwo Ampadu yesterday, the prosecutor in the case said, “our disclosures are ready but we could not file on time and serve the accused person’s lawyers.”
Supt. Emmanuel Basintele then pleaded with the Court to adjourn the case briefly to enable them file and serve the accused with the disclosures.
The lead counsel for the accused, Samuel Agbota, agreed, but indicated that the longer the case takes, the longer it affects the human rights of his client.
His Honour, Micheal Kwadwo Ampadu, gave one week for the prosecutors to file their disclosures after listening to both sides.
The embattled Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul Mummin Issah, was arrested on Thursday, February 3 charged on three counts of assault of a public officer, offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace and disturbing the peace in a public place contrary to Sections 205, 207 and 298, respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.
He is also on record to have described the officer as “ugly”, and said he would have beaten him to death when the officer challenged him for driving on the shoulders of the road to move past a Police checkpoint.
He was subsequently put before the Takoradi Circuit Court ‘A’ where he pleaded not guilty to the three charges levelled against him.
At the end of proceedings, he was granted a GH¢100,000 self-recognisance bail with three sureties.