Mugaabe Salifu Maase is the host of the award winning political talk show, Inside Politics. He is also the host of the Gumbe Show on TV XYZ. Today, he gave some shocking revelations about the current Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah and Justice Dotse and explained why he is very careful whenever he speaks about judges.
He narrated how, together with his two panelists, Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn, were arrested for threatening to to kill judges on Montie FM. He stated that he was later given presidential pardon from John Mahama after he spent a month in prison.
According to him, immediately as NPP assumed power, Nana Asante Bediatuo sent the case back to court. Mugaabe revealed that out of the seven judges, Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah and Justice Dotse were the only two judges who insisted that theymust be punished again.
He narrated it in the local dialect. Translating his narration into English, this is what he said; “We all know I was charged for contempt. So when I am speaking about judges, I am very careful. For me, I did not insult anyone. They claim I spurred my guest on. It is for that reason why they gave me two conditions; I should pay 10,000 Ghana cedis or I will be imprisoned for three months.
I spent one month in prison and John Dramani Mahama gave me presidential pardon. Although we were given presidential pardon, the Secretary of the President took it upon himself to raise the case again upon the assumption of power by his political party, New Patriotic Party.
For the first one, only five judges sat to give their ruling for the case. For the second one, they did not call us. However, there were seven panel of judges including Justice Dotse and Chief Justice Kwesi Anan.
For the first one, there was a unanimous ruling against us which led to us being imprisoned in the Nsawam Prison, For the second time, out of the seven, five of the judges saw that it was not wise to punish an individual for more than one time for the same crime. However, the Chief Justice and Justice Dotse disagreed and voted that we should be imprisoned again.”