The three persons who were jailed for four months following death threats on judges have walked out of jail into the arms teaming crowds of NDC supporters.
A visibly ecstatic Salifu Maase aka Mugabe, Aku Gunn and Alistair Nelson drove straight to the premises of Montie FM/Radio Gold from the Akuse Prisons to join their colleagues and supporters to give thanks to God and President John Mahama for pardoning them.
“The past month has been a difficult one for us and none of us will ever wish to find himself anywhere near that situation again. Never again, never again and never again. We have learned our lessons and we’ll like to reiterate President Mahama’s call to our fellow media practitioners and all those who appear on our platforms to take a cue and to be circumspect in our utterances,” Mugabe told the teeming crowd.
Their release comes after President Mahama granted them a pardon upon the advice of the Council of State.
A statement announcing the remission to the three said: “The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has, in consultation with the Council of State and in exercise of his constitutional powers under Article 72 of the Constitution, remitted the remaining prison sentence imposed on three persons: Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn who were sentenced to 4 months imprisonment and a fine of GH¢10,000.00 each for contempt of court. The remission is effective 26th August 2016”.