The chief executive officer of telecommunications giant, MTN in Ghana, Micheal Ikpoki, and two senior executives are reportedly facing immediate arrest for failure to appear in court after being summoned repeatedly.
According to ITWebAfrica, the decision to arrest the MTN executives came from Ghana’s Fast Track High Court today following the failure of the three to appear in court for the third time, in a case brought against the mobile operator by Dr. Raymond Atuguba, a senior lecturer and lawyer at the University of Ghana’s law school.
Dr. Auguba sued MTN for an alleged termination of his mobile service without prior notice, further seeking compensation for what he said were the infractions on his “legal rights to life, property, association, information, work, and communication.”
The court had previously ordered MTN Ghana to restore all communication services to the plaintiff, but this was yet to be adhered to by the defendants which resulted in a court order for the arrest of the company’s executives.
MTN Ghana and Micheal Ikpoki could not be reached for comment.