July 30, 2012

Lawyers for incarcerated Bawku Central Member of Parliament have served notice they will appeal the MP’s conviction.

Mr Adamu Dramani was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment for each of the three counts of perjury, deceit of a public officer and false declaration of office Tuesday. The sentences are to run concurrently.

He was immediately whisked away to start his prison term.

Lead lawyer for the jailed MP, Mr Yonny Kulendi said there were sufficient grounds to launch an appeal.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Monday, Mr Kulendi said there were a number of contradictions and inconsistencies in the judgment delivered by Justice Charles Quist at the Fast-Track High Court.

For instance, he said even though the judge questioned the integrity of one Stanley Opoku whose services the jailed MP procured to work on his renunciation of his British citizenship, he proceeded to sentence.

Mr Kulendi, who said he had absolute faith in the qualification of Mr Opoku, said it was curious that the judge would proceed to punish the MP despite his own suggestion the man whose services Mr Dramani engaged was questionable.

More soon.