Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson, the panelists of Accra-based Montie FM who reportedly threatened to kill judges, are expected to plead for leniency when they appear before the Supreme Court today.
The lawyer for the two men, George Loh, told Accra-based Joy FM that his clients would not go to the court to argue, but would go there in “sackcloth and ashes to show repentance”.
The two were said to have threatened to kill Supreme Court judges if their ruling in the Abu Ramadan versus Electoral Commission (EC) case did not favour the commission.
“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 provoked public outrage, prompting the BNI to arrest the two.
The incendiary remarks were made on Thursday, June 30, 2016, the 34th 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.