A private Ghanaian legal practitioner, John Ndebugri has indicated that President Mahama should not pardon the Montie three because this action of him may put pressure on future governments to free the convicts who confer similar crimes.
On 22 August, Monday President John Mahama has pardoned the three jailors, Godwin Ako Gunn, Salifu Maase, also known as Mugabe and Alistair Nelson under the 72 article of constitution using his constitutional right as a President of State and after consulting with the Council of State.
According to Mr Ndebugri, this act of President has set a pointless standard, which might be repeated in future by the coming governments. He has transmitted the three months sentence on the three jailors.
He said, despite the fact the President had acted under legal aspects and this right is granted to him by the constitution but it’s not right anyway.
Speaking on the News show, he said, ‘To the extent the constitutional laws and orders are concerned of this action, I won’t say that he acted in a unfair way, particularly as he has counseled with the Council of State. I have my questions whether politically as the general elections 2016 are around the corner it has been right for him to make the move he has made. He has set an unnecessary precedent, but who know about future.’
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