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General News of Thursday, 22 June 2017

Source: rainbowradioonline.com

Stop attacking, threatening lawyer of Mahama's 'killers' - Maurice Ampaw

The lawyer defending the suspects connected to the murder of the late Major Maxwell Mahama, George Bernard Shaw, has suffered verbal attacks from the general public.

The private legal practitioner has been described as a ‘devil’s lawyer for deciding to represent the suspects in the case. But a colleague lawyer, Maurice Ampaw has called for cease fire among the public.

Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, the lawyer is representing clients who by law deserves to be represented by a counsel in a competent court of jurisdiction.

The controversial lawyer says it does not matter what crime one commits, he/she must be entitled to a lawyer.

He said there is no lawyer who entertains wrong doing or a crime but our profession grants us to represent clients who may have committed a crime and in some cases, we may plead for lenience for the offenders.

‘’I will plead to the public to be patient. The Mahama saga is a lesson for all of us but we should allow the law to take its course. The lawyer representing them should not be threatened. He can do nothing if the suspects are found guilty of the crime,’’ he said.