Professor Michael Kpessa-Whyte was found guilty of contempt of court by the Supreme Court for embarrassing the court.
According to Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson from the Supreme Court, Prof. Kpessa-Whyte initially pleaded not guilty to the allegation of scandalizing the court but later amended it to guilty with explanation and then eventually guilty.
Prof. Kpessa-Whyte was found guilty by a jury of five judges, led by Justice Mariama Owusu, based on his own guilty plea.
The court heard a submission of mitigation from his attorney, Dr. Justice Srem Sai, and is currently deliberating his fate in chambers.
His attorney begged the judge to show his client some sympathy, saying that he has apologized and retracts the aforementioned derogatory statements.
According to Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson, the Supreme Court returned to warn Prof. Kpessa-Whyte after deliberating his fate in chambers.
As a result, he was later released.
The judge chose to release the defendant after having mercy on him, considering his remorse and his attorney’s mitigation arguments.
However, the court cautioned him to behave well because so many people look up to him.