George Loh, a member of the legal team for the newly released Montie FM 3 has commended President Mahama for pardoning his clients and allowing them to be released.
In an interview with Joy News, Mr. Loh said that the president acted justly. “The President has acted rightly. We are grateful to the President and also to the members of the Council of State for acting in line with the petition we submitted and hearing our cry and our prayer,” he said.
On Monday President Mahama repealed the four-month sentence that was given to the three; Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe. Only one month of the sentence had been served.
Another member of the legal team of the three convicts, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe has stated his clients deserved the pardon, despite the influx of negative criticisms of the President’s pardon as a usurpation of the Judiciary’s powers. He said, “Like any Ghanaian, we are entitled to this prerogative of mercy and the President had to exercise it.”
“The action taken by the President cannot in the remotest sense by any shred of legal reasoning or imagination amounts to a slap in the face of the judiciary,” he adds.
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