ASEM! Chairman Wontumi vs. Afia Schwarzenegger: The Legal Battle Continues

Chairman Wontumi, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has dragged Afia Schwarzenegger back to court for allegedly violating the terms on which she was freed in an earlier contempt case.

The socialite was sentenced to 10 days in prison for contempt of court after failing to show up for a defamation lawsuit filed against her by Chairman Wontumi.

She later turned herself in and issued an apology, after which her lawyer asked that she be made to pay a fine instead.

To annul the prison sentence, Afia was ordered to sign a bond of good behavior for 36 months, as well as pay a fine of GHC60,000.

She was also directed not to comment on the case on any platform during the pendency of the bond.

However, Chairman Wontumi’s counsel has accused Afia of breaching the court’s orders by commenting on the case on social media.

As a result, they have filed a lawsuit seeking the court to punish the socialite for continuing contempt.

“The counsel for and behalf of the applicant herein will move this honorable court for an order praying the honorable court to punish the respondent herein for continuing contempt arising from respondent violation and disobedient to the terms of the judgment of this court,” read a statement made available.

This is not the first time that Afia Schwarzenegger has been dragged to court for her comments.

In 2020, she was sued by Ghana’s Ministry of Health for allegedly making defamatory comments about the minister and the ministry on social media.

The case is set to be heard in court, and it remains to be seen what the outcome will be.


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ASEM! Chairman Wontumi vs. Afia Schwarzenegger: The Legal Battle Continues

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