Amewu trial: SC overrules Tsatsu’s objection against Honyenugah

The Supreme Court has dismissed an objection seeking the recusal of one of the Justices of the court hearing a case that might affect the Hohoe parliamentary election.

Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, lawyer for five individuals challenging the legality of Mr John Peter Amewu as the Member of Parliament (MP)-elect of Hohoe, raised an objection asking for the recusal of Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga, one of the five Justices of the Supreme Court hearing the case.

According to Mr Tsikata, Justice Honyenuga was a close friend of Mr Amewu and therefore would be biased if he continued to be part of the five-member panel that will decide the case.

However, in a unanimous ruling Monday, January 4, the five-member panel of the apex court held that there was no merit in the objection raised by Mr Tsikata.

The court held that an allegation of bias against a judge was a serious case which must be backed with “irresistible evidence.”

“There is no merit in the objection, and the same is overruled,” the court held.

The panel was presided over by Justice Yaw Appau, with Justices Samuel K Marful-Sau, Honyenuga , Gertrude Torkornoo and Amadu Tanko as members.