A private citizen has sued Muntie FM for contempt over some death threats issued to judges of the Supreme Court.
Richard Asante Yeboah dragged the Accra-based radio station before the Supreme Court for threatening the judges handling the voters’ register case.
According to Mr. Yeboah the two panelists who made the comments “knew the contemptuous nature of their statements when they stated that the court can jail them and that they were ready to go to jail.”
He is therefore praying the court to “commit the two for contempt of court.”
The two panelists who were interrogated by the BNI on Sunday, threatened to assassinate some justices of the Supreme Court in a radio discussion.
Alistair Nelson, along with another panelist, Godwin Ako Gunn, allegedly threatened to “finish” the Supreme Court and High Court judges if they made any judgment against the Electoral Commission in the ongoing court case challenging the validity or otherwise of the voters’ register.
One of the panelists on the programme is reported to have said: “I know where the judges live in Accra, I can show you. I know their quarters, the Supreme Court judges. I also know the High Court judges. Yes, I’m telling you, God has a way to show…If they like, they should bring it on.
“It will start in their residences, I’m telling you, in their neighborhood. When we finish them, then it will be over. Then we will come and rule our nation because they don’t wish the nation well.”
Their comments have been widely condemned by majority of Ghanaians including the Ghana Bar Association and other Civil Society Organizations.