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Zanetor fined ¢2,500 for wasting court’s time

The High Court hearing the case challenging Dr. Zanetor Rawlings eligibility to contest the Klottey Korle parliamentary seat has fined her for wasting its time.

This was after lawyers for Dr. Rawlings filed a submission of no case claiming that the suit filed by incumbent Member of Parliament, Nii Armah Ashitey lacked merit and must be dismissed.

Mr Ashietey is praying the court to stop Dr. Rawlings from holding herself as the parliamentary candidate and annul the results of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries at which she won.

According to Joy News’ Raymond Acquah, the trial judge, Justice Kweku Ackaah-Boafo awarded the cost of ¢2,500 against Dr Zanetor for wasting the court’s time with “frivolous motions”.

Justice Ackaah-Boafo also struck out the application filed by the lawyers to dismiss the case. He maintained that the issues contested by Mr Ashitey are worth investigating and cannot be struck out.

The case has been adjourned to April 4, 2016.


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