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Opinions of Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

The noose is fast closing in on yobbo “Mugabe” of Montie FM

Is it not said, “When a long rope falls into the hands of an unwitty person, it does not take long for him to make a noose to hang himself”? This adage is truthfully manifesting in the life of one Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe of Montie FM, in Accra.

This yobbo thought he could be a law unto himself; does what he wants when he wants, because the political party he is affiliated to is in government. He had been committing crimes with impunity in the false knowledge that President Mahama is his friend so nothing unpleasant can ever happen to him.

Was he not the one who sat on his radio to predict with glee that within days an MP would die for a by-election to be held and lo and behold, NPP MP J. B. Danquah was assassinated less than a week following his malicious prediction?

He had forgotten that it takes a creature as little as the crab to kill the mighty elephant. As he kept on with his nonsensical rabble-rousing bravado without anyone able to control him because his alleged friend President Mahama relishes in his stupidity, little did he know that there is time and season for everything on earth. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

A time for everything

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Now that he has fallen into the big and strong trap of the Supreme Court, having incited two panellists on his radio programme to threaten to kill the judges in the country, his tone of utterances is changing, although not for the better.

As the reality of life has now come to stare him in the face scarily and realising he will likely be jailed to prove that although he is loud-mouthed, he is Mr Nobody, he has started talking pure balderdash. Now that the noose is tightening upon his neck, having fallen into a mighty trap, he is inventing all sorts of nonsensical excuses and making all foolish claims that cross his mind in attempts to extricate himself from his likely imprisonment.

He wants to incite the northerners and the NDC against not only the judges but also, the other tribes in Ghana. Whatever he does, he will suffer the consequences of his absolutely outrageous utterances all alone. Not even President Mahama or Asiedu Nketiah will come to his aid at this critical period of his life. Who in his right frame of mind would want to socialise or identify themselves with a criminal who wants to bring complete mayhem in Ghana by killing the nation’s judges?

I invite the public to read the latest utterances by Mugabe as published on Ghanaweb under their General News of Monday, 11 July 2016 titled, “Montie FM's Mugabe spits more fire”. The underlying web link takes readers to the full publication.

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Montie-FM-s-Mugabe-spits-more-fire-454346

I call on the Supreme Court not to be cowed by Salifu Maase’s threats and desperate incitements to set him free but to muster courage to jail him for years. If he wants to be dangerous to the public and the judiciary, he has to be taken to prison to guarantee the public safety and security. This will also serve as a lesson to would-be fools talking crap in the belief that they are untouchables who can get away with blue and real murder.