Montie 3 Saga Ga Traditional Council joins calls for pardon

Acting president of the Council Nii Dodoo Nsaki II  explained that they are pleading for their release because the Ga State was in a period of reconciliation ahead of the annual Homowo festival.

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The Ga traditional council has pleaded with President Mahama to use his constitutional powers and release the Montie trio who were jailed recently for contempt by the Supreme Court.

The Council made this appeal at a press conference in Accra today [Monday].

The three contemnors Alistair Nelson, Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase aka Mugabe were prosecuted for contempt of court. This was after Nelson and Gunn made threatened the life of Supreme Court Judges and the Chief Justice on a radio program hosted by Mugabe.

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The three were handed a four-month jail term by the Supreme Court along with a fine of GHc 10,000 each. The owners were also fined an amount of GHc 60,000.

But the Ga Traditional Council argued that sentence was too harsh. Gbese Mantse and member of the traditional council Nii Ayibonte said  “if the Supreme Court comes out with a ruling, nobody can question the court but we think that the verdict is a harsh one.”

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He further mentioned that even though the Council condemns the threats issued by the three “as chiefs in the country, we have the right to plead,” he added.

Acting president of the Council Nii Dodoo Nsaki II  explained that they are pleading for their release because the Ga State was in a period of reconciliation ahead of the annual Homowo festival.

A group calling itself the Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP), opened the petition book in a bid to impress upon President Mahama to exercise the prerogative of mercy. A number of people have shown support by signing the petition. These include ministers of states, other government appointees and NDC sympathisers.

Nii Dodoo Nsaki II is expected to sign the petition book at Radio Gold today[Monday]

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