The Minister for Trade and Industry, Kobina Tahir (KT) Hammond, has said that the fate of the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, James Gyakye Quayson, has been determined.
According to him, Gyakye Quayson would be going to prison just like the former MP for Bawku Central, Adamu Dramani Sakande, who was imprisoned for lying about his Burkinabe and British citizenship.
Speaking in an interview with the Morning Show host on Oyerepa TV, Kwesi Parker-Wilson, at parliament on Monday, July 4, 2023, KT Hammond added that the case of Adamu Sakande is virtually the same as that of Gyakye Quayson and that is why he is set for prison.
“There is something we call precedence at the court… this is the same thing that happened with Adamu Sakande. He (Sakande) came to this house, the same NDC (National Democratic Congress) members were the ones who sacked him from parliament and took him to court. He was imprisoned and he eventually died and was buried. It is the same matter.
“They are making all kinds of noise about his swearing-in. I prompted the former deputy Attorney General, Dominic Ayine, to tell the gentleman (Quayson) that we have seen this before in this house. He should leave this house before he would be jailed.
“There is precedence, this is the same as the Adamu Sakande case. Adamu was jailed for having multiple citizenships and Quayson had the same issue. Now he (Quayson) has renounced his other citizenship and he is only Ghanaian… but laws he broke previously is what we are talking about,” he said in Twi.
KT Hammond, the MP for Adansi Asokwa, also criticised the Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, for criticizing the ruling of the Supreme Court that led to the removal of Quayson as an MP and for calling on the state to drop the criminal case against the Assin North MP.