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General News of Monday, 18 July 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Montie hearing: Judges play contemptuous audios despite pleas

The Supreme Court is currently playing the content of a controversial audio which has become the subject of a contempt case against a staff of an Accra based radio station Montie FM and two panelists.

The judges decided to play the contemptuous audios despite pleas from lawyers of the contemnors.

Two radio panelists, Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson were cited for inciting hatred against, and threatening to kill, justices of the Supreme Court.

The host of the programme on which the comments were made, Salifu Maase known as Mugabe and owners of the station are currently at the Supreme Court to answer why they should not be held for contempt.

When the presiding Judge Sophia Akuffo handed over the tape to the registrar for it to be played, Counsel for the contemnors George Loh, Nana Ato Dadzie and Martin Ampofo Agyei prayed the court not to play them.

Lawyer for Salifu said they are so ashamed they do not want the content of the tape to be repeated but Justice Sophia Akuffo rebutted, saying, they are there to deliver justice and would play it.

Joy News' correspondent Raymond Acquah who is in court reports that a voice sounding like one of the contemnors, Salifu Maase is heard on the tape, saying the judges want to use him as a scapegoat.