Gyakye Quayson criminal case to be heard daily- Court rules

The court, presided over by Justice Mary Maame Ekue Yanzuh has thus fixed the 20th, 21st, and the 23rd of this month for the trial to continue

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The High Court trying the criminal case against the former Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson has ruled that the case will be heard on a day-to-day basis starting from next week.

As a result, the court, presided over by  Justice Mary Maame Ekue Yanzuh has fixed the 20, 21, and the 23rd of this month for the trial to continue.

This ruling follows a prayer made by counsel by Mr Quayson for the trial to be continued after the Assin North by-election which comes on June 27, 2023.

According to counsel, Justin Terriwajjah, his client is currently embarking on a campaign in a bid to win the Assin North seat to represent them in parliament thus the need for the court to agree to his plea in order to provide a better playing field in the campaign.

This was however opposed by the Attorney General nothing that Mr Quayson had not been given any national assignment and that the case against the accused ought to be tried expeditiously owing to the nature of the charges.

The AG thus prayed the court hear the case on a day-to-day basis starting from next week.

In its ruling, the court dismissed the prayer of Mr. Quayson’s counsel and fixed the continuation of the trial for June 20, 21, and 23.


Mr. James Gyakye Quayson is facing charges of perjury and forgery of a passport with the specific charges being; deceit of a public officer, forgery of a passport, knowingly making a false statutory declaration, perjury, and false declaration. 

 He has meanwhile pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was granted bail to the tune of GHc 100,000.