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SC to deliver judgement in case challenging Presidential pardon to Montie 3 today

The Supreme Court will today deliver judgement in the case challenging Presidential Pardon granted a radio show host and two other panelists.

The trio could end up in jail to serve the remainder of their term if the Supreme Court grants the reliefs being sought by the petitioners.

Alister Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn who’s the newly elected Deputy Communications Officer of the opposition NDC party and Salifu Maase aka Mugabe who were part of the political talk show on Accra based Montie FM were jailed in July 2016 following threats made live on radio to kill some Judges whose judgement they disagreed with.

The again threatened to rape then Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood on the same show.

In spite of a three months jail term handed them by the Supreme Court, then President, John Dramani Mahama set them free on August 22, 2016 after spending three weeks in jail.

One of the plaintiffs, Nana Asante Bediatuo who’s now Secretary to current President Nana Akufo Addo is confident that the Presidential pardon granted the three is unconstitutional.

The two other plaintiffs are Elikplim Agbamava, a lawyer who’s also the NDC Flagbearer aspirant and Alfred Yeboah.

Nana Asante Bediatuo argues that the President has the power to pardon people convicted for criminal offences but does not have same powers to pardon convicts for criminal contempt.

One of the reliefs being sought is for the three to be returned to prison to continue with the unfinished jail time handed them.

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