Judges in the country say they are terrified by the threats on their lives by some panelists who appeared on Accra-based Montie FM.
According to the Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana the utterances by the men undermine rule of law and the independence of judiciary.
“The Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana have listened to the utterances of two radio communicators on Accra Montie FM 100.1 station where they threatened to eliminate judges. This was on the eve of Martyr’s Day,” the statement stated.
“ … The utterances tend to put fear in the judges and magistrates of Ghana who are vested with judicial under the constitution.
“The members of AMJG condemn these uncalled for utterances made in bad faith to undermine the administration of justice in Ghana. The judiciary as an arm of government is crucial in this our democratic dispensation. It must therefore be strengthened and jealously guarded by all and sundry,” he said.
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The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) picked up Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn on Sunday over the matter.
The threats have been condemned by the Media Foundation for West Africa and the Ghana Bar Association.
Also the interior ministry has subsequently assured the judiciary and the Electoral Commission of absolute protection ahead of the elections.