Supreme Court Adjourns Case Challenging Muntie 3 Pardon

The Supreme court has adjourned the case challenging the constitutionality of the Presidential pardon former President John Mahama granted three persons also known as ‘Muntie 3’ who were jailed for contempt of court in 2016.

The new date set to hear the matter is on October 23,2018.

Power FM’s Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman reported that the court adjournment was as a result of the legal vacation soon after lawyers had finished filing their memorandum of issues.

The 7 member panel of Justices presided over by Justice Sophia Adinyira said three of the Justices are absent and all the panel will be available after the legal vacation.

The plaintiffs: Nana Asante Bediatuo, the Executive Secretary of President Akufo-Addo; Elipklim Agbemeva and Alfred Yeboah, both a private legal practitioners, are pleading with the apex court to strike down as null and void and of no effect the purported pardon granted by former President Mahama of a remission of the punishment of a three month jail term imposed on Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Masse aka Mugabe.

According to Nana Asante Bediatuo, the presidential pardon granted the three to cut short their four months imprisonment term is a matter which was not within the scope of Article 72(1) and undermines the Principles of Separation of Powers and Independence of the judiciary.


Source: Ghana/