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General News of Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Source: citi fm

Masterminds of Mobila's killing must be charged - Samia

Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Yaba Nkrumah is advocating for the instigators of the death of Alhaji Issah Mobila to be charged and prosecuted.

According to her, though the party is relieved by the sentence of the killers of the CPP’s Northern Regional Chairman, there is a need for the men who gave the instructions for the killing to also face the law.

“We are saying that these officers who tortured Chairman Mobila were acting upon instructions; so these men were acting on certain instructions. Even though the men have been charged we believe the people who instigated them must also be charged. Those who were behind the instructions given to the three sentenced officers must also be charged.”

Speaking on Eyewitness News, the CPP Chairman said that the manslaughter charge was not appropriate.

She said the men who had been sentenced acted upon instructions and that those who issued the instructions must also be charged.

“We are relieved the detractors have been found but we are not satisfied with the verdict. We look forward to compensation to the family and also the instigators of the act must be brought to justice.”

Alhaji Abdul Latif, a friend to the late Issah Mobila, also expressed delight at the sentence and said “at least the rule of law has worked and this will serve as a deterrent to people who will want to take the law into their hands and misbehave.”

An Accra Fast Track High Court on Monday sentenced the three accused persons charged with the Alhaji Issah Mobila death to an aggregate of 40 years.

Alhaji Mobila was allegedly tortured to death at the Kamina Barracks on December 9, 2004 after he had been transferred from the Tamale Police to military custody.