Legal practitioner Egbert Faibille Jnr has not agreed with the claim that the sentence given to the ‘Montie 3’ was too much ruthless.
Currently, the pressure on President John Mahama is being mounted from members of his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to invoke Article 72 of the Constitution to grant a presidential pardon to Alistair Nelson, Salifu Maase, Godwin Ako Gunn, and alias Mugabe, who were sentenced to imprisonment for contempt.
Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP), a think tank, is pooling signs to support a petition to that end.
Lawyers for the contemnors have also petitioned the president to fall on his legitimate powers to free the 3.
Speaking on FM Radio on Saturday news show, Lawyer Faibille surprised that why other people who were sentenced in the past on alike charges were not defended.
He said that I don’t think the judgement was wrong or harsh…the hypocrisy is too much. Those on the rooftop shouting the most; in 1998 a similar thing happened; so what has changed? Is it because the people involved are party apparatchiks? We need to stop the hypocrisy in this country and respect the institutions of state.
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