A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal has by a unanimous decision okayed the decision of the High Court in Accra to proceed with the trial of James Gyakye Quayson after dismissing the applicant’s latest motion for Stay of Proceedings.

On July 6, lawyers of James Quayson led by Tsatsu Tsikata moved a motion for the High Court presided over by Justice Mary Yanzuh to Stay its proceedings pending a determination of appeal they have lodged against the ruling not to vary the day to day hearing.

But, that request was subsequently refused by the Court and they repeated the application at the Court of Appeal and heard on Wednesday, July 19.

The Court of Appeal panel chaired by Justice Henry Anthony Kwofie after hearing arguments from Tsatsu Tsikata on one side and Attorney General on the other side ruled that, no exceptional circumstances have been made for the court to grant the applicant’s request.

The panel which also include Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong also ruled that comments made by the Attorney and President said to be prejudicial were extra judicial comments which the judge didn’t consider when making a determination.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Murtala Inusah