Amewu case: Recuse yourself – Tsikata to Justice Honyenugah

Renowned legal practitioner Tsatsu Tsikata is demanding that Justice Clemence Honyenugah recuse himself from the ongoing trial involving the victory of Peter Amewu in the December 2020 Hohoe parliamentary election.

Ghana’s Supreme Court is hearing today, Monday, 4 January 2020, a case filed by the State challenging an interim injunction of the Ho High Court on the gazetting of Mr Amewu as MP-elect in the recently-held general elections.

The five-member panel of the Supreme Court is presided over by Justice Yaw Appau.

The others are; Justice Clemence Hornyenugah, Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, Justice Gertrude Torkunor and Justice Amadu Tanko but Mr Tsikata insist Justice Hoenyenuga must recuse himself because he has a personal relationship with Mr Amewu.

He cited the Justice Apaloo case in which Victor Owusu raised a likelihood of bias against CJ Apaloo.

He made statements indicating conflict of interest and wants the court to give a reason Justice Honyenugah will not recuse himself.

Meanwhile, Justice Honyenugah insists he has no relations with Mr Amewu and will, therefore, not recuse himself.