Former Youth And Sports Minister Mustapha Ahmed Sentenced For Contempt

Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, a former Ghanaian Minister of Youth and Sports, has been sentenced to a week in prison and fined GH¢12,000 for not honoring a court order by the Accra High Court (Financial and Economic Crime Division 2).

Dr. Ahmed flouted a court injunction in a land case involving him.

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Dr. Mustapha Ahmed
Dr. Mustapha Ahmed

The former Minister has also been ordered to pay a fine of Ghc5,000.00 to Kofi Amooah Kwafo who is a complainant against him, the Chief of Defense Staff, and the Director-General of Logistics of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The recent contempt ruling against Dr. Mustapha Ahmed came as a result of a six-year-old tussle over a piece of land he sold to Mr. Kwafo in 2000 and later retook saying it was done in error.

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The Chief of Defense Staff and the Director-General of Logistics were attached to the lawsuit because the Ghana Armed Forces personnel who occupied the building on the disputed land refused to execute the court’s order.

Christopher A. Fynn, Dr. Ahmed’s lawyer, argued that his client could not be found in contempt since there was no proof he had breached a court order or judgment.

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