Court Issues Bench Warrant for Arrest Of Adama Latse


The failure of Mr George Tackie Abia to attend the Accra High Court of Justice to continue with the trial of legal proceedings challenging his capacity as the substantive Ga Mantse under the stool name, Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II, has incurred the wrath of the court.


Mr Abia has been sued by the accredited elders and principal members of the Ga Paramount Stool Kingmaker (Dzase) and the entire Ga State Paramountcy, led by the Ga Paramount Stool Dsase Coordinator, Nii Agyemankese lI, aka Emmanuel Martey Annan (defendant), for calling himself as a Ga Mantse in Ga State.


They maintained that Mr Abia does not hail maternally or paternally from any of the royal gates in Nii Tackie Commey We, TeikoTsuru, Amugi We and Abola Piam and, therefore, does not have any royal blood in him, stressing that ‘That is the basic qualifier to be considered for any chieftaincy position.”


However, in pursuance of this case at the Accra High Court, Mr Abia was reported to have failed to attend the court without giving any reason to the court of competent jurisdiction.


The development, Today gathered, has angered the presiding judge of the Accra High Court, Justice Gifty Agyei Addo, to angrily issue a bench warrant for the immediate arrest of Mr Abia and bring him to the court.


The bench warrant which was signed and issued by the Registrar of the Accra High Court, Mr Ekow Dzimm Mensah-Attach, and subsequently certified by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo to the police on Monday, January 13, 2020, had a warrant suit number CR/292/2019, requiring the police to locate and arrest immediately Mr Abia wherever he is.


The court warrant document intercepted by Today states the offense of Mr Abia who is the respondent to the suit which reads in part “Whereas this cause having come before this honourable court for hearing and determination in a quasi-criminal matter.”


…Whereas the respondent failed to attend court without placing before the court evidence that he is out of jurisdiction and upon hearing of Mr Daniel Kupalor (with him Benedicta Annan) for Kweku Paintsil, Counsel for the Applicant and Mr Bright Akwettey, Counsel for the Respondent: It is hereby ordered that Bench Warrant be issued for the arrest of George Tackie Abia, aka Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II, the Respondent herein to be brought to Court any day upon the execution of the warrant.”




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