Omanhen of Edina traditional area jailed for contempt
4/17/2012 12:33:00 PM -
The Omanhen of the Edina Traditional Area, Nana Kwodwo Conduah VI, has been sentenced to three months' imprisonment for contempt of court.
He was also fined GH¢3,000 by the High Court in Cape Coast.
Nana Conduah had been carrying himself as a chief despite an interim order from the High Court restraining him from exercising all public functions as a chief.
In sentencing the Omanhen, the Presiding High Court Judge of Cape Coast, Justice James Benuyenah Benson, said that was the fifth time that Nana Conduah had been convicted for contempt but the chief had, on all those occasions, failed to obey the orders of the court.
Justice Benson said each time that Nana Conduah was convicted, the court dealt leniently with him by either cautioning or penalising him.
He, expressed regrets that Nana Conduah had, on all occasions, shown neither remorse nor sign of repentance for his actions.
'The court takes a serious view of his conduct and deems it necessary to impose a custodial sentence which should deter him from disobeying the orders of the court,' he said.