Montie FM panelists head to court for sentencing

Montie FM panelists head to court for sentencing

A presenter, two panelists and the owners of Accra-based Montie FM are set to appear before the Supreme Court for sentencing after they were found guilty of contempt last week.

Montie FM panelists head to court for sentencing

From left: Alistair Nelson, Salifu Masse and Godwin Ako Gunn

The panelists, Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson, show host, Salifu Masse, and owners of the radio station were found guilty after the panelists reportedly threatened to kill Supreme Court judges for ordering the deletion of 56,000 NHIS card registrants from the voters register in the Abu Ramadan versus Electoral Commission (EC) case.

The court, presided over by Justice Sophia Akuffo, found the accused guilty of scandalising the court, defying and lowering the authority of the court and bringing it into disrepute, according to a report by myjoyonline.com.

In court, the men had begged for forgiveness, stressing that they did not know what they were doing.

Nelson said he had been under the influence of “kpokpogbligbli  – a disease that is said to take over a person’s body and control what he says and does – when he made those remarks, according to a report by citifmonline.com.

The host of the show, Maase Salifu, popularly know as Mugabe, also claimed that his producer was not around that day to put him in check, the report said.

The court, however, rejected their plea.

Some analysts say the men are likely to be jailed.

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