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Jean Mensa off the hook as supreme court dismisses Mahama’s application to reopen his case

The supreme court of Ghana has ruled to dismiss an application brought before it by the presidential candidate of the NDC in the 2020 election, John Mahama to reopen his case in the ongoing petition.

The court held that for a court to permit a party to reopen its case, it must satisfy some general rules including the proprietary of the evidence it seeks to adduce by reopening the case, whether or not the said evidence could’ve been attained by reasonable diligence.

The court also said the petitioner refused to aver to the court the sort of evidence it seeks to adduce by reopening their case and issuing a subpoena on the chairperson of the Electoral commission.

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The counsel for the petitioner was hoping to reopen his case in order to get the court to issue a subpoena to force the chairperson of the EC to give evidence. Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata had clearly stated that she would be treated as a hostile witness.

The court has been adjourned to Thursday 18th of February, 2021.

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Source: Ghanatribune.com