Tsikata Wants Video Recordings Of EC ‘Strong Room’ Collation To Be Played In Court


Lead Counsel for the petitioners in the ongoing election petition hearing, Tsatsu Tsikata, is making a case for video recordings of happenings in the strong room of the 1st Respondent, the Electoral Commission (EC) during last year’s elections, to be played in court to support the witness statement of Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo, one of the petitioner’ witnesses.

Tsatsu objected to a move by the lawyer for the 2nd Respondent, Akoto Ampaw, to get paragraph five of the witness statement thrown out. Mr Ampaw wanted that part dismissed on the heels that it was not borne out of pleadings.

Paragraph 5 of Mr Nunoo’s statement said: “The EC had a video documentary person recording the events in the strong room and I have no doubt that if that documentary is made available in its authentic version it will confirm what I am saying in this witness statement about things that occurred in the strong room.”

Mr Tsiktata told the court that “Second witness said there was somebody taking video commentaries. That evidence was not objected to, that evidence is before you and we are respectfully submitting that what is stated in Paragraph 5 is no different from what is already before you about the video documentary.
“All that this witness is adding is that he is willing to put his credibility on the line so that if anybody wants to have recourse to the video they are entitled to.

“Depending on the cross-examination we may indeed come before you with an application that that video should be produced in court and played.”

Mr. Robert Joseph Mettle Nunoo had said in his witness statement that the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa told him that, all the concerns he had raised in the strong room against the collation of the presidential results were genuine.

Source: 3News

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