Bench warrant for arrest of Jomoro MP, Dorcas Affo Toffey

Dorcas Affo Toffey, MP for Jomoro

By Marie Aziz Tunde

The Commercial Division of the Sekondi High Court presided over by Justice Sedina Agbemava has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the Member of Parliament for Jomoro, Dorcas Affo Toffey.

The warrant follows her absence from the hearing of a contempt case against her on Monday. The contempt case was filed against her by one Joshua Emuah Kofie from Nuba-Mpataba in the Constituency when the MP allegedly failed to appear before the Registrar of the Court to produce documents evidencing her renunciation of Ivorian citizenship as ordered by a Sekondi High Court.

Earlier this year, the NDC Legislator was sued for allegedly possessing dual citizenship, prior to the 2020 election. Her qualification to represent the Jomoro Constituency in Parliament, was therefore challenged.

Although the embattled lawmaker filed a stay of execution of the High Court’s Order for her to produce documents proving the renunciation of her alleged Ivorian citizenship, the application was dismissed in July 2021.

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