An Accra High Court has ruled that Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, was not served with any contempt procedure, as was alleged by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, also known as Victor Kusi Boateng. The court noted during a hearing on February 21, 2023, that there was no evidence to suggest that the MP was served with the documents. This follows accusations that Mr. Ablakwa had thrown out papers served to him by a bailiff on the premises of Metro TV after a Good Morning Ghana show on February 3, 2023.
Rev. Kusi Boateng filed a motion for contempt against Ablakwa, alleging that he disrespected the court when he shared copies of the court order on social media and provided reasons for rejecting the documents that were not substantial. However, the court ruled that the respondent had not been served with any contempt procedure and that documents obtained by Ablakwa from social media could not be considered as a legal writ from the court.
The sitting judge, Charles Gyamfi Danquah, ordered the necessary legal steps to be taken to serve the respondent properly on the contempt issue. The case has been adjourned indefinitely until Ablakwa is served with the contempt documents.
On February 3, 2023, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, disclosed on Twitter that he had been served with an order of interim injunction following his appearance on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana program. The order, which was secured by Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, also known as Victor Kusi Boateng, the Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral of Ghana, restrains Ablakwa from publicly sharing any document belonging to Gyamfi.
The order, which is in effect for ten days, states that Ablakwa is prohibited from making further public disclosures of private documents, correspondence, communication, and property belonging to Gyamfi. Ablakwa shared a picture of the order on Twitter and referred to the order as an attempt to stop him from further publications on the Conflict of Interest and Double Identity Scandal.
Recently, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu, raised concerns about corruption related to the National Cathedral in Ghana. Ablakwa accused Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, the secretary to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, of impropriety.
Earlier, Ablakwa had disclosed that a company called JNS Talent Centre Limited had received a massive payment of GH¢2.6 million in connection with the National Cathedral. Further investigation revealed that one of the directors of JNS Talent Centre was a person named Kwabena Adu Gyamfi.
Ablakwa continued his investigation to identify the third director of the company, who he suspected was using a pseudonym. Through a review of statutory documents, Ablakwa found that Kwabena Adu Gyamfi was actually Reverend Kusi Boateng, who had allegedly been operating under a false identity