Montie contemnors get 4 months in jail

two Radio panelists who threatened the lives of some Justices of the Supreme Court, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn on Accra based Montie FM and a host of the station Salifu Maase popularly known as Mugabe have been sentenced to four months in prison.

They are also to pay a fine of 10 thousand Ghana Cedis each. In default they will serve another month in prison.

The owners of the radio station who were also summoned before the Supreme Court have also been ordered to pay a fine of 30 thousand Cedis by close of day tomorrow, July 28, 2016.
They are also to submit to the court, documents detailing measures they will put in place to ensure that such incidence does not reoccur.

The owners of the station, the panelists and the host were found guilty of contempt for scandalising the court, defying and lowering its authority and also bringing it into disrepute.

The four member panel of judges chaired by Justice Sophia Akuffo bemoaned the abuse of freedom of speech in the media and advised the public to be circumspect in their utterances.

She said the comments made by the panelists on the radio station was a reckless attack on the Judiciary.

She said the sentencing will serve as a deterrent to others.

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