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PPP lauds Supreme Court for Montie judgement

July 29, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has lauded the Supreme Court for its sentencing of two radio panellists and a presenter to four months in jail each. The party says the sentencing could be an antidote to the politics of intimidation, violence and abusive words. The Court on Wednesday, July 27 pronounced judgement on Alistair Tairo […]

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NDC supporters destroy Mahama posters over Montie 3 imprisonment

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The National Democratic Congress says the imprisonment of two of its communicators has destabilised the party, and caused some of its supporters to attack the party headquarters in Accra. Some supporters of the party who were angered by the prison sentence of the two stormed the headquarters at Adabraka where they destroyed posters of the […]

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I prophesied imprisonment of Montie 3 – Rev. Owusu Bempah

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

Controversial prophet, Rev. Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah feels vindicated following the Supreme Court sentencing of three political activists for contempt. According to him, he gave the prophesy of the incident during his 31st December all night service last year but ‘as usual it was totally ignored by the doubting Thomases in the country’. “I prophesied […]

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What the Supreme Court said about Montie trio and radio operators

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Supreme Court Wednesday sent a strong warning to people who make irresponsible comments on media platforms by sentencing two radio panellists and a programme host to four months’ imprisonment each for scandalising the court. The two panellists, Alistair Tairo Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn, and the host, Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, were also to […]

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Montie trio deserve harsher punishment – Okudzeto

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

A former President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Mr Sam Okudzeto thinks that the Supreme Court should have given a tougher punishment to the Montie FM contemnors than the four months jail sentence for the trio and fines for the owners of the radio station and frequency. “…I would have given them much longer […]

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Jailing of Montie trio not an attack on media – GJA

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), David Agbanu, has cautioned against conflating the judgment against the Montie FM trio with an attack on the media and free speech. “The Supreme Court did not go after the Montie three because they did something that is lawful. The charges were read to them, they […]

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4 months jail term for Montie 3 moderate – Atta Akyea

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

Abuakwa South Member of Parliament has challenged the media to “cleanse itself” of persons who give the media a bad name or risk having its personnel dragged to court for contempt and handed jail terms. Atta Akyea is not the least sympathetic to the host and two panelists of an Accra based radio station, Montie […]

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Montie 3 case: Shocked NDC condemns ‘harsh’ 4-month sentence

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the four-month jail term served on a pro-NDC station journalist Salifu Maase aka ‘Mugabe’ as “harsh and shocking.” The party has also condemned the sentence, saying it will have a serious dent on Ghana’s press freedom rankings. Salifu Maase popularly known as ‘Mugabe’ of Montie FM was […]

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Montie 3 sent to Nsawam Prisons

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The radio host and two panelists of Montie FM who were sentenced to four months imprisonment have been sent to the Nsawam Prisons in the Eastern Region. The three were sent to the prisons around 6:24pm. Their lawyer Edudzie Tamakloe who confirmed this to Kasapa news said the contemnors will be spending most of their […]

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Lawyer for ‘Montie 3’ disappointed by ‘harsh’ punishment

July 27, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

Mr. George Loh, lawyer for the two Montie FM panelists has stated that he is disappointed over the decision of the Supreme Court to hand a four month jail term to his clients, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn. Nelson, Ako Gunn all belonging to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and talk show host […]

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