A High Court in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of CEO of the Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyapong.
The Kumasi High Court has cited Mr Agyapong of contempt for failing to appear in court in an ongoing case involving one of the subsidiaries of Jospong Group of Companies.
A judgment creditor, Alhaji Abass, had obtained a judgement against one of the subsidiaries of the Jospong Group of Companies, J.A. Plantpool, located in Accra, in the sum of GH¢1,350,000 for the wrongful detention of his vehicle and subsequently served it with the Entry of Judgment.
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As a result, J.A. Plantpool’s head office was subsequently locked up on December 7, 2017.
But the company, through its lawyer Osafo-Buabeng, brought a motion for a stay of execution and for a further order setting aside the execution.
However, on December 15, 2017, that motion was adjourned to enable a supplementary affidavit to be served by Mr Buabeng on the judgement creditor.
That motion was adjourned to December 21, 2017.
But on December 19, 2017, Mr Abass inspected the premises which had been locked up and found that although the company’s head office had been locked up on orders of the court, the company was conducting business on its premises disregarding in disregard of the orders of the court.
Mr Abass then filed an application in court citing the Executive Chairman, Mr Joseph Siaw Agyapong, the Manager of J.A Plantpool, Mr Patrick Asagba, as well as the lawyer himself for contempt of court.
The lawyer and Mr Patrick Asagba were arrested on Friday, February 9, 2018, and were subsequently granted bail with two sureties.
The case was listed for hearing on February 13, 2018, however, when the case was called Mr Agyapong failed to appear in court.
The court subsequently on application by counsel for the Applicant, Mr Kwame Adofo issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Mr Agyapong.
Mr Abass is praying the court to punish the contemnors for disregarding the law.