The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Frank Hanson, is expected to appear in court later today over contempt charges.
The case of contempt against the senior military officer was heard at an Accra High Court and adjourned today, October 13, 2021.
The judge took the decision to adjourn the case after the counsel of the accused, filed a written request for more time from the court.
Speaking to the media after the first contempt hearing, the lawyer of the applicant, Emmanuel Bright Atokoh, alleged that the senior military officer flouted an earlier ruling hence their action for contempt.
“Basically, we are in court on a motion for committal for contempt to commit the Chief of Air Staff to prison for flouting court orders. Unfortunately, the case has been adjourned because the lawyer for the contemnor, thus, Air Vice Marshal Hanson has written a letter to the court asking for an adjournment” the lawyer said.
He further alleged that the senior military officer has used soldiers and land guards to terrorize some residents of the area.
The lawyer, Emmanuel Bright Atokoh said “ an injunction was placed on a parcel of land at Tsaedo against Air Vice Marshall Frank Hanson. Contrary to orders of the court, he entered the land with soldiers to brutalize and shoot residents. That’s why we are in court”
The purported owner of the land, Adolt Tetteh has also accused the senior military officer of using soldiers to destroy his property and threaten his workers.
Speaking at a press conference, a youth leader at La Nii Addokwei Tetteh called on the Defence Minister and Military High Command to call Air Vice Marshal Hanson to order.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Frank Hanson however declined to comment on the matter when he was contacted.