MP Stephen Amoah says bench warrant for his arrest, was based on miscommunication

Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Stephen Amoah appeared in court on Thursday December 9 after failing to show up on Wednesday.

The Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker said the bench warrant against him was issued based on the misconception that he did not want to appear before court to answer charges against him in relation to an alleged traffic offence.

The former CEO of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) said he was unaware of the court proceedings against him hence his inability to appear in court.

After his appearance, at the La Magistrate Court, the case was adjourned until January 20 2022.

He said “There are many pieces of incorrect statements and speculations. My major concern was the bench warrant, that played a very critical role.

They have issued a bench warrant but I had no idea, I really didn’t know there was court proceedings because I had not been notified. I had not been given any charge sheet, my charge sheet was given to me today.

How could you issue bench warrant based on misconception that I decide not to go to court?

“Then the next day you give me charge sheet, so based on what ? Thank God that the prosecutor, the Police themselves came to court today to tell the court that there was a miscommunication.