Sir John on Supreme Court's radar

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Mr Kwadwo Owusu AfriyieMr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

The Supreme Court has once again cautioned the public to be cautious in their utterances regarding the hearing of the election petition.

At Monday morning’s hearing, the court said its attention has been drawn to a publication in the Enquirer newspaper, which attributes some comments to the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Kwadwo Owusu, who is popularly called Sir John.

The comments are said to have followed the incarceration of the editor of the Daily Searchlight newspaper, Mr Ken Kuranchie and Mr Stephen Atubiga, a member of the NDC communication team.

Justice William Atuguba, president of the nine-member panel of judges specifically said the publication in the Enquirer relates to Sir John.

The court said there was another publication which alleged that some persons have threatened to kill members of the National Democratic Congress should the judges’ ruling go in favour of President John Dramani Mahama.

Justice Atuguba noted that, “the general public should desist from causing us the pain from summoning other people here…Subsequent to the actions we took, we proceeded with moderation, raised the temperature a bit and yet more terrible things have come. We refuse to let those that are not too grave to suffer otherwise many people will suffer.”

He said the Supreme Court has called for the said tape in order for them to “deal accordingly” with the matter, adding that, “this person talking about cutting of the head, we will also advise ourselves accordingly.”

Justice Atuguba further warned the public to desist from championing extremist ideologies on the right to free speech.

By Jasmine Arku/Graphic.com.gh/Ghana


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