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I have nothing against the court and its decision, I’m not above the law- McDan

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The chief executive officer of the McDan Group of Businesses, Daniel McKorley has reacted solemnly after an Accra High Court fined him for contempt.

In an interview with Journalists, Dr. Daniel McKorley expressed that he has extreme respect for the court and the judiciary as a whole, hence will abide by its judgement.

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He however, pointed out that the contempt was not deliberate, as he was not aware of what was going on.

“I have nothing against the court and its decision. In fact, I have the utmost respect for the judges in the country and confidence in our judiciary system. Although the court has taken a decision in the matter, I’m not above the law and I want to put on record that the contempt was in no way deliberate as I have been on a busy schedule and some of these things have not been properly brought to my attention,” McDan said.

McDan believes the development has proven that Ghanaian courts are working, and will deliver the right judgement no matter who you are.

Read also: Court fines McDan GH¢40,000 for ‘forcibly’ taking over a land from its owner

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“This development will help me better manage my time very well and it shows that our courts are working rather well and so no matter the calibre of person, once you fall on the wrong side of the law, you will be punished,” he stated.

He continued, “This case has made me learn a lot and now my trust and respect for the judges and courts in Ghana have increased. I really hold the courts in high esteem and want to congratulate the judge who found me contemptuous.”

He also revealed that the fine has been paid.

“The fine given by the Court has since been paid and I want to advise every citizen in this country to respect the court as no one is above the law court which is one of the highest authorities in our land,” McDan added.

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Background:

Businessman and Chief Executive Officer of McDan Group of Companies, Daniel McKorley, has been convicted by the Accra High Court for contempt.

Daniel McKorley affectionately called McDan was found guilty after the court held that he had deliberately disobeyed orders of the High Court over a disputed parcel of lands at East Legon.

The High Court (General Jurisdiction) presided over Justice Kweku Tawiah Ackaah-Boafo, a Justice of the Court of Appeal sitting as an additional High Court Judge imposed a fine of GHc40,000 on him.

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The court said GHc15,000 out of that fine should be given to the applicant in the matter.

On May 20, last year, the Applicant, Al-Hassan Iddisah filed a contempt application to vindicate the law and its sanctions following the respondent’s forcibly taking over land in dispute.

He accused the Respondent, Daniel McKorley of breaking the law by willfully disrespecting an order of the High Court and thereby bringing the administration of justice into disrepute.

 

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