The Montie trio with their legal team.

Exactly a year ago, former President John Mahama remitted the four-month prison sentence handed to the Montie FM host, Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe and two of his panelists who were convicted of contempt by the Supreme Court and jailed.

John Mahama took the decision after receiving a petition signed by top government officials and National Democratic Congress (NDC) functionaries.

It is believed that the number of top officials in his government who signed the petition compelled him to take the decision to pardon the three who were affiliated to the ruling party at the time.

Mugabe and his two panalists, Alistair Nelson, and Godwin Ako Gunn were sentenced to serve four months in jail for threatening the lives of some Justices of the Supreme Court.

The former president’s decision to pardon the three evoked outrage across the nation with many criticizing him for setting a bad precedent and undermining the judiciary.


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