Ace boradcaster and the host of the Kokrokoo morning show on Peace FM, Kwame Sefa Kayi has said that Montie 3 saga revealed the low standards to which journalism had fallen in the country.
Mr Sefa Kayi said that the whole scandal was an 'embarrassment' to all Ghanaians, and was his 'lowest' point in 2016.
Speaking on Multi TV's newsfile, he told her host, "My lowest point was the entire saga of the Montie 3. It’s a lesson to all of us in how not to do some thing."
He added that, "Never again should we – those of us on radio, television, those of us in the media – use the power of the media to so denigrate, malign and insult people to the extent that a whole Supreme Court had to come in…and then the theatre that happened afterwards that culminated in a sitting president remitting their sentence… I just hope it never happens again."
Watch him speak here:
In June this year, the Montie FM trio: Salifu Maase, Godwin Ako Gunn, and Alistair Taro Nelson were convicted by the Supreme Court for insulting and threatening some Supreme Court Justices, and were each a handed a four-month jail sentence.
However, due to a petition signed by several state stakeholders, along with several appeals, President Mahama exercising his mandate under article 72 of the constitution pardoned the trio after only almost a month in jail.