The Applicant in this interlocutory application for stay of proceedings is praying for an order to stay proceedings in the criminal trial before the Circuit Court ‘5’, Accra. The motion has been filed on 04/04/2019.
On 12/03/2019, applicant filed an application for an order to restrain the Attorney General/Respondent, herein from interfering with his right to fair trial and education.
The main issues in the substantive application is the propriety in starting the trial of Applicant de novo, on charges preferred against him at the Circuit Court ‘5’, Accra, which has been pending for years.
The deposition of Applicant in support of this application is to the effect that he was arrested on 27/05/2016 and arraigned on 02/06/2016 on charges of defilement and child pornography.
And for the past two and a half years the trial has been on going, but upon the transfer of H/H Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin –Opoku the trial Judge, the new Judge [H/H Rita Abrokwa Doko (Mrs.)], …