Social commentator Kelvin Ebo Taylor is on the wanted list of Ghana Police following an arrest warrant issued by court.
An Accra High Court today, 16th of January 2020 has issued an arrest warrant for Kelvin Taylor to be arrested.
According to Justice Eric Kyei Baffour the arrest warrant was necessitated by a viral video which has Kelvin Taylor making extremely scandalous and contemptuous statement against the judiciary of the country.
In the said viral video, Kelvin Taylor called on the newly appointed Chief Justice, Anim Yeboah to investigate Justice Eric Kyei Baffour on his alleged dubious and scandalous behaviors.
Below is the full statement of Justice Eric Kyei Baffour
I decided to reserve the necessary orders regarding the scandalous video made by a scoundrel circulating in social media. But I reckon that if I were to wait till the end of the case, I may be functus officio. This scoundrel styles himself as Kelvin Ebo Taylor, and he is not a party to the suit. I find it necessary not to ignore it, but to make and as a judge, take the necessary action. The video contains an extremely scandalous and prima facie contemptuous speech that scandalizes the judge, the court and indeed the whole administration of justice, for which no civilized jurisdiction out to allow to take place,” the judge’s reasons for the order read.
“The intent of this person, if he indeed made such video, is to provoke and incite public opprobrium and prejudice and poison the minds of right-thinking members of the public against the court, in respect of a pending proceeding. As a judge of impeccable integrity and utmost honesty, I find it necessary invoking the powers vested in me under Article 126 (2) of the Constitution, 1992 to proceed against this scoundrel for contempt,” it added.
The warrant order has been directed to the Inspector General of Police, James Boanuh, the Police Service, National Security and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
“Taking judicial notice that he is not within the jurisdiction, it will be futile to issue summons for his appearance before me. Instead, I issue a warrant for the apprehension of the scoundrel to be produced before the court, to answer to the question why he should not be committed to prison for making such contemptuous statements which are totally a fabrication by him. The warrant is directed at the IGP of the Police and the Ghana Police Service, the BNI and the National Security, to take appropriate steps for his apprehension and production before the court. Until he is arrested, this warrant remains in force, and shall last the day this scoundrel that styles himself as Kelvin Ebo Taylor also expires from the surface of the earth,”