SC to hear Montie 3 suit today
The Supreme Court will today, Thursday, 12 January hear a suit challenging the constitutionality of former President John Dramani Mahama’s decision to pardon the Montie 3 who were sentenced to a three months’ jail term after they were found to be in contempt of the Supreme Court in August 2016.
Mr Mahama granted the three persons presidential remission after they served one month of their term.
The suit was filed by the Executive Secretary to President Nana Akufo-Addo, Nana Asante Badiatuo, in September 2016. However, the then Attorney General failed to file the state’s response until a few days before the expiration of the term of office of former President Mahama.
The plaintiff, amongst other reliefs, is seeking a declaration that the former president’s action at the time was unconstitutional and also a further order to have the Montie three rearrested and jailed to serve their sentences in full.
The Montie 3 were found guilty and jailed, following their threats to kill Supreme Court justices hearing a suit filed by Abu Ramadan requesting the country’s apex court to order the Electoral Commission to enforce its earlier ruling for the voters’ register to be purged of persons who registered as voters in 2012 with health insurance ID cards.
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