- Lawyer representing Major Maxwell Mahama's suspected killers has asked the media to stop abusing him
- Says some media reports have referred to him as a "devil of a lawyer"
- Says he still hasn't been granted access to his clients
Mr. George Bernard Shaw, defense counsel for suspects arraigned in connection to the late Major Maxwell Mahama's murder, has expressed contempt over various ways in he's been represented in the general media.
Speaking during an interview with the state owned Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr. George Bernard Shaw stated that he personally does not support or condone acts of mob justice.
He rather stated that he only sought to make sure that the rights of the accused persons in the case in question were not abused.
According to Mr. Shaw, some media outlets have gone as far as to refer to him as "that devil of a lawyer", adding that these abusive representations have brought to the "brink of withdrawal" from the controversial case.
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“The media should stop insulting me. Some of them even address me as “that devil of a lawyer” and use all sort of abusive words on my personality. I am on the brink of withdrawal,” he said.
This follows a Cape Coast District Court's decision to discharge seven suspects accused of taking part in the late army officer's gruesome murder after police prosecutors asked the court to discharge the group of seven.
According to the Cape Coast police prosecutors, the move to discharge the suspects will allow the group - which includes the infamous Denkyira Obuasi Assemblyman - to be transferred to Accra where the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters will continue the group's prosecution.
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In an attempt to shed more light over why he's taken the suspects' defense, Mr. Shaw said, "I am not doing this for money, I am just a human rights lawyer. I am totally against mod justice... The media should know better and educate the public”.
Mr. Shaw said that up till date, he had yet to be granted access to his clients in order to ascertain their versions of the events, or to find out how they were faring. He stated that such restraints were contrary to the "natural laws of justice" and not to happen.
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