The Accra Human Rights High Court today delivered its judgment in the contempt case brought by AshantiGold SC against the GFA and its 12 Executive Council members, the General Secretary and Sheikh Tophic Abdul-Kadir Sienu.
The court held that the GFA and its officials were not served with the Injunction order of court and hence were not in contempt of the court.
The court further held, however, that Prosper Harrison Addo (in his personal capacity) and Sheikh Tophic Abdul-Kadir Sienu were liable for comments made in interviews and on Facebook, respectively.
The court, therefore, sentenced Prosper Harrison Addo for a day imprisonment and a fine of Gh¢24,000 while Sheikh Tophic Abdul-Kadir Sienu was sentenced for a day imprisonment and fined of Gh¢12,000 and in default 14 days imprisonment in both cases.
A day’s imprisonment means that the sentence is served once the fines are paid and the presiding judge ends his sitting for the day.
The judge ended the sitting before midday, and the fines were promptly paid by both Prosper Harrison Addo and Sheikh Tophic Abdul-Kadir Sienu.