BNI arrests Muntie FM panelists who threatened to kill judges

BNI arrests Muntie FM panelists who threatened to kill judges

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has picked up two panelists of Accra-based Muntie FM who threatened to kill Supreme Court and High Court judges in the country.

Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson were arrested on Sunday, according to a report by myjoyonline.com.

The two were said to have been angered by what they said was the unfair posturing of the Supreme Court in the Abu Ramadan versus Electoral Commission (EC) case.

"If this country collapses, we will start from the homes of those who say it should collapse. I've told you and God has also opened the way. These judges who are trying to put oxygen in the raging fire. I know all their houses, I know where the judges live in Accra here, I can show you. I know their quarters, the Supreme Court Judges, I also know the high court judges. If they dare, they should bring something, it will start in their residences, in their neighbourhoods.

“When we finish them, then it’s over, then we come and govern our country because they don’t wish this country well so they have to go; when we say farewell to them, then those of us who wish well for this country can hold on to the country and govern this country, so you, they should sit there and think because they are supreme court judges, they can do anything,” Alistair Nelson is quoted as saying on the radio programme.

The remarks have provoked public outrage, with the Media Foundation for Africa condemning them and the Ghana Bar Association calling for police action.

Godwin Ako Gunn has apologised and retracted his comments, but Alistair Nelson has denied making the remarks, stressing that he was not on the show when the comments were made.

The incendiary remarks were made on Thursday, June 30, 2016, the 34 anniversary of the murder, on June 30, 1982, of three judges -  the late Mr Justice Fred Poku Sarkodee, Mrs Justice Cecilia Koranteng- Addow and Mr Justice Kwadwo Agyei- Agyepong.

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