The running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has slammed what she describes as selective application of the law, adding it amounts to corruption.
Her comments come on the back of a recent attack on the Judiciary by the New Patriotic Party(NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong for which he subsequently apologized.
The Legislator had been summoned by a High court judge Amos Wuntah Wuni after the former insulted him on his television station over a land case.
Speaking at a meeting with some civil society organisations in Accra, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang stated that the law must be fairly applied just as happened in the ‘Montie 3’ case.
“If you talk about name and shame it should be consistent. If you are going to apply punishment it should be consistent. If you say somebody has scandalized the law court and you allow the process to go through; the person has apologized and has done everything, the law took it course, the person was fined, the person was sentenced, the person was in prison. You say clemency, it is part of the judicial system; and people pretend they don’t understand why there should be a petition.
“Another person does the same thing, also scandalizes the court and just say he is coming to apologise so it is okay; that is corruption. And I want to see that also highlighted,” she said.