General News of Fri, 16 Feb 20181
Disregard ‘erroneous’ bench warrant arrest publications of Dr. Agyepong – Jospong Group
The Jospong Group of Companies, one of the most diversified holdings company in Ghana is urging the general public to disregard publications that sought to muddy the name of the group CEO, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong.
Stories making rounds have it that a Kumasi-based High Court had issued a bench warrant for the arrest of CEO of the Jospong Group of Companies.
According to reports, Dr. Agyepong and others were cited for contempt of court after failing to appear before the court and also not honouring GH¢1,350,000 judgement awarded against them in a case involving the seizure of a vehicle belonging to one Alhaji Abass in 2015.
But a statement issued and signed by the group communication directorate is urging the discerning public to disregard the erroneous impression that the publication sought to portray about its Executive Chairman.
“We believe this is one of the numerous attempts by some people to maliciously tarnish the image of the Executive Chairman and the public should, therefore, reject it with the disdain it deserves,” the statement noted.
“The absence of Dr. Agyepong from court on the date of the hearing was not deliberate, the reason being that Dr. Agyepong had no notice of the proceedings,” it added.
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2018: The attention of the Jospong Group of Companies has been drawn to media publications that a bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Dr. Agyepong for allegedly refusing to appear before a Kumasi High Court.
The JOSPONG Group of companies hereby assures all Ghanaians that their Executive Chairman; Dr Agyepong is a law abiding citizen who has the highest level of respect for all persons and institutions of government.
The JOSPONG Group of companies further state that Dr. Agyepong holds in the highest regard, the judiciary which is entrusted with the constitutional mandate of protecting the rights of every citizen of the Republic of Ghana.
The absence of Dr. Agyepong from court on the date of the hearing was not deliberate, the reason being that Dr. Agyepong had no notice of the proceedings.
The Executive Chairman of the JOSPONG Group of Companies has accordingly instructed his lawyers to vehemently contest the proceedings which, upon the advice of his lawyers have been instituted in bad faith and deliberately being given publicity only for purposes of mischief and to cause public disaffection for Dr. Agyepong.
We therefore hereby implore the public to disregard the erroneous impression that the publication sought to portray to the effect that the Executive Chairman deliberately refused to appear before the Honourable Court.
As a responsible citizen of the Ghana, the Executive Chairman will always avail himself for any exercise aimed at entrenching the rule of law in this nation. We believe this is one of the numerous attempts by some people to maliciously tarnish the image of the Executive Chairman and the public should therefore reject it with the disdain it deserves.
Communications Directorate Jospong Group of Companies