14 Mayıs 2013 Salı

Tsatsu is wasting time with his cross-examination – Frank Davis

Frank Davis
A member of the petitioner’s legal team, Frank Davis has also questioned the pace and direction of the cross-examination of the petitioner’s star witness by lead lawyer for the 3rd respondent, Tsatsu Tsikata.

Some of the judges hearing the election petition including the Chairman of the panel of judges, Justice Atuguba have also raised concerns over the pace and the style of Tsatsu Tsikata’s cross-examination.

According to Mr. Davis, lawyer for the third respondent, Mr. Tsikata cannot use the whole of the year to cross examine. “The mere fact that they have an 82-page affidavit evidence does not mean he should use the whole of the year to cross examine.”

“I don’t really get the sense of his cross examination; Tony Lithur and James Quarshie Idun, between the two of them used a total of lesser days than what Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata is doing now.”

Mr. Davis described the situation as worrying. “Today was the 8th day of his cross-examination, and I simply don’t know what he is trying to elicit from the witness.”

Speaking on Eyewitness News, lawyer Davis, however, said if it will take Mr. Tsikata forty days to go through his cross examination, so be it. “I am concerned about the petitioner's case; if we are talking about expedition we can’t continue with one line of cross examination, so laborious,” he said.

Meanwhile, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, lawyer Victor Adawudu disagreed with the assertions of the petitioner's lawyers saying “we have to be meticulous because some of the evidence have peculiar legal problems we have to carefully go through.”

The Supreme Court as part of its directive, ordered the parties involved in the election petition case, to come by affidavit testimony in order to facilitate a speedy trial.

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