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General News of Friday, 26 August 2016


We are sorry – Montie 3 to Chief Justice

The three persons convicted for contempt of the Supreme Court have apologized to the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court for their ‘regrettable comments.’

Salifu Maase (Mugabe) who spoke on behalf of the three upon their release from prison said they were sorry for the comments which were considered contemptuous of the highest court of the land.

“Let us restate our sincerest apologies to her ladyship the chief justice, justices of the Supreme Court and the bench in general for that unfortunate and regrettable conduct which was rightly condemned by all Ghanaians…,” he said. Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn were imprisoned in July for criminal contempt of court after they threatened the lives of Supreme Court Justices on a live Montie FM radio programme.

However after a month in prison, they were pardoned by the President acting on the advice of the council of state.

At a rally to celebrate their freedom on the premises of the Radio Gold, the three were doused in white powder by supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The three also thanked President John Mahama and the council of state on their release.

“We thank the President of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama for graciously exercising his constitutional power under Article 72 of the Constitution in our favour in remission the remaining custodial sentence imposed on us recently. We would also like to thank the council of state for their role in our release,” he said.