MTN Ghana CEO faces arrest
- Published on 28 September 2012
Ghana’s Fast Track High Court yesterday ordered the immediate arrest of the chief executive officer of mobile operator MTN Ghana, Micheal Ikpoki, and two senior executive for failing to appear in court.
The other two are customer relations executive Jemima Kotei and chief Technical officer John Joffman.
The decision has come about as a result of the failure of the three to appear in court for the third time, in a case brought against MTN by Dr. Raymond Atuguba, a senior lecturer and lawyer at the University of Ghana’s law school.
The biggest mobile network in Ghana was dragged to court by Dr. Auguba for allegedly disconnecting him without prior notice.
Dr. Atuguba was seeking compensation for what he said were the infractions on his “legal rights to life, property, association, information, work, and communication.”
Dr. Raymond Atuguba further said the termination of his mobile service potentially put his life at risk as well as jeopardised his business opportunities, according to Peacefmonline.com.
In July, the court ordered MTN Ghana to restore Dr. Atuguba’s mobile service within 30 minutes during the preliminary hearing of the epoch-making case.
The court had previously ordered MTN, Ghana’s telecom market leader by market share, to restore all communication services to the plaintiff. But this was yet to be adhered to by the defendants.
The complainant, Atuguba, was in court waiting for the order to be drawn, signed and the arrest to be put into effect.