Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, Attorney General & Minister for Justice
The Supreme Court looks not pleased with the attitude of the Attorney General after 2 panellists of Montie FM presently threatened to killing 5 justices.
According the sources, the panelists, Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Tairo Nelson on June 24th and June 29th individually threatened to replicate the 34-year-ago killing of 3 high court judges if decision in the Abu Ramadan/Evans Nimako Vrs EC/AG case does not approval the defendants.
The Supreme Court on July 18 sentenced the 2 panellists and Salifu Maase, commonly known on radio as Mugaabe, the presenter of Pampaso, the programme on which the threats were spued.
The owners were also sentenced. Reading the decision on Wednesday, July 27, presiding Judge Sophia Akuffo told that the Attorney General should have observed the wrongdoing in the threat and proceeded upon it.
Thus, “there is a section of criminality in their words on which the Attorney-General should have seen and acted upon,” Justice Sophia Akuffo observed.
“There are legal provisions that create the independence of the judiciary and that even the president cannot governor judges.”
She called for “extreme” respect for the judges if the country’s democracy is to be protected. “Any behavior that tries to find to interfere with the judiciary is an act alongside the community.”
The 2 panellists and the host were hit with a 4-month jail term and each plus a total of GH¢30,000 fine however the owners were to pay GH¢30,000 by end of day on Thursday, July 28. Defaulting in sum of the fine by the panellists and presenter will see them serving an extra one month in jail.
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