- The NDC's Godwin Ako Gunn says he walks about in town with his luggage in his car, ready for Nsawam prison
- The Montie 3 member says going back to prison is the least of his problems
Godwin Ako Gunn, a popular foot soldier of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), who was granted presidential pardon by the erstwhile Mahama administration, has expressed his readiness to go back to Nsawam Prison.
According to Godwin Ako Gunn of the infamous Montie 3 fame, he is always ready and walks about in town with his luggage in his car.
Speaking exclusively to Joy News in Accra, the NDC supporter indicated that though he got former President Mahama’s pardon, he is ready to go back to Nsawam prison to continue his four months sentence if the Supreme Court decides on his case.
The ‘Montie 3’ member in his interview indicated that he is currently dealing with more important campaign issues of his party, therefore going back to jail is the least of his problem.
“There are more important things. I will not stop what I am doing to concentrate on this case. Not for a day. I will continue doing what I am doing for the party until when the court says that hey you can go”, he said.
“It’s just 2 months. My luggage is always packed in my car. I travel a lot because of the work I am doing… and the campaign and all that. My luggage is always in my car. If I’m out of the region and I will have to move to Nsawam or wherever, I am ready," he addded.
The Supreme Court this month began hearing on a petition filed by three Ghanaian legal practitioners against the attorney general (AG), challenging the constitutionality of former President Mahama's decision to grant a pardon to the Montie 3 after they were jailed.
A radio host with Montie FM, Salifu Maase, and two panelists of the station, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako-Gunn, were found guilty for scandalizing the decision of the Supreme Court and were sentenced to four months in prison.
The three, together with the directors of the radio station and the owner, pleaded guilty to the charges of contempt and were duly sentenced on July 27, 2016.
Apart from the four-month jail term, the three were each slapped with GH¢10,000 cedis fine, with the three directors also charged to pay GH¢10,000 each.
The owner of the station was slapped with GH¢30,000 cedis.
However, barely a month after being in jail, the three heaved a sigh of freedom following the remission of their sentence by the then-President John Mahama.
Mahama,on the advice of the council of state, granted what was deemed a controversial presidential pardon to the three after being petitioned by top members of the NDC, including ministers.
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