There was drama in the Supreme Court when Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, the third witness of the petitioner, John Mahama, mounted the witness stand to testify, Monday.
Mr Mettle-Nunoo was one of the two agents of the 2020 NDC flagbearer in the National Collation Centre otherwise known as the ‘Strongroom’ during the December 7, 2020 polls.
During cross-examination by Justin Amenuvor, the lead counsel of the Electoral Commission (EC), the former Deputy Health Minister sought to clarify his meeting with Jean Mensa, the EC Chair.
She is alleged to have met with Mr Mettle-Nunoo who had complained about anomalies with some results.
Clarifying how long he waited for the EC Chair, Mr Amenuvor asked him if he was offered tea and biscuits.
“Tell the court how long you were in the secretariat for?” the EC lawyer asked.
“It was a considerable length of time, because the commissioner was not there,” Mr Mettle-Nunoo answered.
Then animated Mr Amenuvor quizzed further, “And you left the Strongroom not so?
“And even while there, you were offered tea and biscuits, not so?”
To this the witness said, “I was offered tea, I wasn’t offered any biscuit.”
This drew the court into laughter with some of the Justices laughing their hearts out. The atmosphere was lightened for some few minutes.
It took some time for the court to settle after the Registrar shouted “Order in court.”
Social media has been buzzing since exchanges in court. Below are some posts.
"I was offered tea, I wasn't offered biscuits" – Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo to the EC's Lawyer Amenuvor— Maiestas Ⓜ️ (@Ebenezer_Peegah) February 8, 2021
Not even the EC Chair, Jean Mensah could hold her laughter inside the Supreme Court room 😅#ElectionPetition | Akoto Ampaw #SupremeCourtUpdate | Tsatsu Tsikata pic.twitter.com/U942X9ytwA
You say the lady is a devil, yet, you drunk her tea and chewed her biscuits 🤣🤣 #ElectionPetition— Qwesi Noble (@NobleQuansah) February 8, 2021
I put it to you that otashi otwa tea ☕️…— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) February 8, 2021
Still don’t understand what the tea and biscuits question was meant to elicit? Was it ascertain Jean Mensah’s office’s favourable reception?— ((eLme))📌 (@GhanewIzzy) February 9, 2021
Rojo! Rojo!! Rojo!!! Tea for Lies 🤣— KB Richard 🇬🇭 (@HonKBRichard) February 8, 2021
All you need is hot water, cup and spoon to stir.
You don’t need BISCUITS 🍪.
It’s delicious,sweet and Mahanicious.
For bulk purchase contact the EC 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/AanrNes7WO
EC’s lawyer to Rojo: you were at the EC’s strong room and that you were offered Tea and biscuit not so,— 🌼 BASHEL💙 (@yawbashel) February 8, 2021
Rojo: I was offered Tea alone but no Biscuit Mr Lawyer 😀😂😀😂
Jean Mensah..common biscuit you couldn’t offer Rojo..only tea. Ebei— Lazy Programmer🇬🇭 (@_quekuKetewa) February 8, 2021
This biscuit matter can cause another petition ooo— NDC LEDZOKUKU (@NdcVictory) February 8, 2021
Whoever Jean Mensared Rojo’s biscuit must account for it 😂 Amenuvor must disclosed who the tea and biscuit was given to to be given to Sir Rojo. pic.twitter.com/IUm4vbAA5J
Lawyer:— Gнσzт (@dextinii) February 8, 2021
I’m putting it to you….you were offered tea and biscuits at the reception.
My Lord…I was offered tea but no biscuits.
John Mahama | Rojo | lawyer Amenuvor | EC |
In the EC budget, they will capture that Rojo Drunk Tea and Biscuit amounting to 20,000ghc— R.E.A. Dzokoto (@DzokotoRuth) February 8, 2021
We need the biscuits back
Dear Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo, pls which type of Biscuits do you like? Mcvites, Picaddily, Oreo, Brittania, Rich Tea, Hobnobs, or Cream Crackers.?? We the NDC footsoldiers wish to reward you next Christmas for the good work you did for John Mahama & Tsatsu. #ElectionPetititon pic.twitter.com/AGMuZ4Qxit— Ervin K. Darko (@GhanaianThe) February 8, 2021
Meet Madam Jean Mensah— Ɔman Ba Y.A ⭕️ (@GhanaBaYawAdofo) February 8, 2021
The 1st 🇬🇭 EC Chairperson who
📍Instructed/Sent NDC agents out to their principal at the heat of Prez elections coalition
📍Caused Rojo to express his displeasure in court for not getting Biscuit in the her office after Rojo spending 3 hrs waiting for her pic.twitter.com/GGaRcaBbXD
The song used to lure Rojo Mettle Nunoo to EC’s office to tea and sugar bread… pic.twitter.com/ZRHLaDL2Aj— Anatoli Grushkov (@theakyemmafia) February 8, 2021
@Citi973 @benkoku @KojoAB @eastsportsman we need a correct delivery guy to deliver this to Rojo Mettle-Nunoo. From somanya to Comm. 25 straight up😜.— Julius Afedi (@mr_fresh9) February 9, 2021
Tea deɛɛ ɛnoaa ne 👇👇👇@moses_mq @AdjaseKodjo @Joy997FM #CitiCBS #JoySMS pic.twitter.com/cf2dIoMpIu
Mahama rn:— Castin™ 🇬🇭 (@CastinBillz) February 8, 2021
Rojo Mettle Nunoo chose tea over me 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/AQVIbik3TQ
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