• Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

Court issues bench warrant for the arrest of Mark Okraku Mantey

Ghana’s deputy minister of tourism, arts, and culture, Mark Okraku Mantey is in danger after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Mark Okraku Mantey’s arrest warrant was issued after he failed to appear before the Adentan circuit court, according to sources.

Mark’s counsel was also not present in the court without proper permission when the bench arrest was imposed on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

The deputy minister of tourism, arts, and culture, on the other hand, has been charged with breaking Sections 7 (1) and (2) of the Vigilantism and Related Offenses Act.

According to the prosecution, Mark Okraku Mantey forced his way onto land belonging to Alhaji Tony Baba, an estate developer in North Legon, Accra.

Mark was supposed to appear in court on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, but he didn’t, and his legal agent, his lawyer (attorney), also didn’t show up to finish the case management in time for the trial to start, according to sources.

The prosecutor, Superintendent of Police Patience Mario, requested and received a bench warrant to arrest the defendant from the court, which was presided over by Sedinam Awo Balokah.

As things stand, the case has been postponed until Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

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