Following reports that president Mahama has remitted the remaining prison sentence imposed on the Montie three Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn, many Ghanaians on social media platforms have shared their thoughts on the issue.
One of such people is actor cum TV presenter Leo Mensah. The Ntoatoa TV show host popularly known as Ntoatoahene sharing his two cents on the presidential pardon said he could not fathom why the first gentleman of the land took such a decision.
The peeved actor described Mahama’s government as the most useless in the history of Ghana.Leo Mensah on his Facebook page wrote “The most useless Gov’t in Ghana’s history.. Mahama gov’t. U pardon ppl who threaten to kill Judges? Really? Did u pardon the staged mad man who came to the church premises to kill ur sorry ass? This is STUPID, INSANE and a slap in the face of Judiciary … Pardon my French but this Gov’t is a disgrace to Ghanaian Democracy… Apppuuuuuu #GHANAMUSTWORKAGAIN #ELECTION2016 #IAM4CHANGE #NANAB3BA“
Leo Mensah weeks ago publicly endorsed the leading opposition party, New Patriotic Party and its flag bearer during an interview with Zionfelix.net.
Montie 3 were sentenced to four months imprisonment and a fine of GH¢10,000.00 each for contempt of court. The remission is effective 26th August 2016.
The three were sentenced on 27th July 2016 and have served part of the prison sentences imposed on them.
They have also paid the GH¢10,000.00 (ten thousand Cedis) fines, according to a statement by the Communications Minister Edward Omane Boamah.
The decision of President Mahama to remit their sentences on compassionate grounds according to report follows a petition submitted to him by the contemnors appealing to the President to exercise his prerogative of mercy even as they continue to express deep remorse and regret for the unacceptable statements they made against the Judiciary.