- Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa laments Montie 3 - Delta Force 8 comparison
- Says the two cases are not on the same level
North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Samual Okudzeto Ablakwa has criticized persons who have sought to draw a comparison between the Delta Force 8 and the Montie 3, radio panelists who were accused of threatening supreme court judges during the erstwhile NDC government.
Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa has referred to the comparison between the case the Delta Force 8 and that of the Montie 3 - three journalists who were charged, convicted of contempt, and subsequently sentenced to four months imprisonment - as surprising since the two cases are not of the same scale.
According to the North Tongu legislator, the comparison is flawed since the Montie 3 only made verbally abusing comments towards supreme court judges, where the Delta Force members actually invade a sitting court, freed fellow gang members from lawful custody, and subsequently threatened the presiding judge.
Hon. Ablakwa's comments came in the wake of reports stating that the court presided by Justice Patricia Amponsah dismissed the case against the Delta Force on grounds of the prosecution's lack of evidence to support the charges leveled.
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Speaking on Accra 100.5FM on Thursday, 18th May, Hon. Ablakwa stated that the comparisons being drawn between the two case was shocking.
“This comparison is shocking because the Montie 3 just issued threats on radio.
But with the Delta Force they have moved beyond threat, have acted and entered the court in a Rambo style.
There has been no assault on the judiciary like this. It beats my imagination, the attempts to compare the two situations. I don’t see how anybody can seek equalisation by comparing the two.”
The court's decision seems to have divided the Ghanaian public between those who severely condemn the decision, and those feel that the court's decision was apt.
No justification for discharge...
Stupid to compare...
Love the stance...
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