The Accra Circuit court 4 has today 22nd February, 2021 imposed a fined of GHC 10.000 on a KNUST student nurse for threatening to burn down the Supreme court of Ghana if the Justices of the court failed to compel the Chairperson of the 1st Respondent (Electoral Commission) into the witness box.
In default, Simon Awini Ayamga , the convict would serve a three months jail term.
The court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Essandor convicted him of his own plea after he has pleaded guilty to the charge of breach of public peace which is contrary to section 207(1) of criminal and other offences act (Act29) of 1960, adding the comment made by Simon was intended to provoke the breach of the peace in the country.
The fact of the case as Presented by police prosecutor, D/Sgt. Frederick Sarpong was that , on February 9, 2021, Simon Ayamga on a social media platform threatened to burn down the Supreme court if the Justices failed to compel Mrs. Jean Mensah the 1st Respondent of the Ghana’s 2020 Presidential Election Petition to mount the witness box.
He was arrested and in his caution statement admitted to the offence and was accordingly charged with offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace and put before court.