Ghana/June 5, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/132 views /Ghana Minority to Seeks Justice for Ayariga at Supreme Courtshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel The Minority caucus of Parliament have served notices, they would proceed the Supreme Court to seek better and clear interpretation on the basis of the trial of Member for Bawku Central Constituency, Mahama Ayariga by the Special Prosecutor before an Accra High Court. Hon Haruna Iddrisu, Leader of the Minority caucus stated this in parliament Tuesday following the order of the High Court Judge for Ayariga to appear before the court. According to the Tamale South lawmaker, the presiding judge, Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe, have no such powers to interpret Article 118 and 117 of the 1992 Constitution. The Bawku Central lawmaker, Ayariga is facing criminal charges instigated by the Special Prosecutor, for an alleged tax evasion, procurement and trading in foreign currency exchange without authority. ALSO READ Kufuor Calls For Enforcement Of Laws On Illegal MiningMartin Amidu who is leading the trial said, the Bawku Central MP evaded tax to the tune of GH¢30,528.29 after he has imported three second-hand Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles. He said to have paid GH¢6,062.86 instead of GH¢36,591.15. But the Minority is of the view that the High Court Judge stepped out of her boundaries to interpret the constitution which is the sole preserve of the Supreme Court. Hon Haruna said parliamentarians have some extent of immunity under the constitution and that is explicitly enshrined in 1992 constitution and any act that sought to breach that could lead to contempt. ALSO READ NC Special Women Competition Reaches Semi-Final StageHe hinted that the Minority would invoke the exclusive jurisdiction of interpretation of the apex court of the land on Articles 118 and 117 and 122. “We aren’t saying that he would not appear before trial but allow him to work as an elected representative of Parliament while he respects due process and the rule of law. I do not think that the presiding judge had the clouts to interpret the constitution as I understand the 1992 Constitution” Haruna stated in parliament. The Minority leader insisted Mr. Ayariga could not be summoned to appear on days parliament is sitting, stressing that, that summons could only be in the case the MP is appearing as a witness but not as an accused person. ALSO READ Tarkwa-Nsuaem Assembly Supports 1D, 1F With 1 Million Cocoa seedlingsThe trial judge has earlier had discounted a certificate by the Speaker of Parliament and order Mr. Ayariga to appear before by 1:00 pm, though the lawmaker was in parliament attending proceedings… The legal fracas led parliament to suspend sitting for an hour before the Speaker made a ruling allowing Ayariga to answer the court invite. Parliament suspends sitting to determine whether Ayariga should meet SP in court After the day’s sitting, the Minority Leader stated: “We intend to challenge and table before the Supreme Court of Ghana. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Ghana share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articlePrioritize good governance over regulation of churches – Charismatic Bishopsnext articleHundreds of jobs created as technology hubs hit 77 | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsRelated Posts459 shares Ghana/June 24, 2019 Police Process Two Boys For Court For Feigning Kidnappings440 shares Ghana/June 24, 2019 NADMO Supports Victims Of June 3rd Disaster With GH¢814,000The Ghanaian Lady Who Owns The Biggest Ghanaian Restaurant In Dubai – VIDEO9000 NABCO Trainees Given Permanent Employment – CEO RevealsDVLA Signs MoU With Guinness GhanaNCCE, GIS Discuss VigilantismStrongman Shows Off GirlfriendHappiness Is Free – VIDEOFootballer Wayne Rooney And His Four (4) Sons – PHOTOGo To Court!..MPs Poke Fun At Ayariga Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.