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Gyakye Quayson to face High Court over corrupt charges.

On Friday, June 16, 2023, James Gyakye Quayson, a former member of parliament for Assin North, would appear before the High Court in Accra to respond to charges.

Quayson was excluded from the 2020 parliamentary election by the Supreme Court of Ghana because he did not timely relinquish his Canadian citizenship.

The Office of the Attorney General has accused the former MP of using public employees as leverage to get state documents, and he now faces another allegation.

James Gyakye Quayson was charged by the State on February 12, 2022, with five counts: fabrication of a passport, making a false statutory declaration with knowledge, perjury, and false declaration.

The following are Quayson’s charges in court:

Deception of a public official in violation of section 251(b) of the Criminal Offences Act of 1960 (Act 29).

On July 29, 2019, in the Accra Passport Office, James Gyakye Quayson misled the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by asserting that you did not hold a dual citizenship.

Falsifying a passport or travel document is against section 15(1)(b) of the Passports and Travel Certificates Act of 1967 (NLCD 155).

On July 26, 2019, James Gyakye Quayson lied to obtain a passport at the Accra passport office.

violating Section 5 of the Statutory Declarations Act, 1971 (Act 389), by knowingly making a false statutory declaration.

You were aware that James Gyakye Quayson’s statutory statement, which claimed that you owed no loyalty to any nation other than Ghana, was false when it was made in Assin Fosu on October 6, 2020.

210(1) perjury in the Criminal Offences Act of 1960 (Act 29).

You had no reason to trust James Gyakye Quayson’s false declaration that you owed no loyalty to any nation but Ghana when he made it under oath on or around October 6, 2020 at Assin Fosu.

False office declaration is prohibited by Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29), Section 248.

James Gyakye Quayson willfully utilized a declaration that you do not owe allegiance to any country other than Ghana to attain a public office as a Member of Parliament, a statement you knew was significant, on or around October 8, 2020 at the Electoral Commission Office in Accra.

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