Just three days after the President granted remission to the Montie trio, it has emerged that friends and family members of Dr. Ali Gabass, the former Medical Director of Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Sekondi who was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for engaging in anal sex with a sixteen year old boy have also began a process to appeal to the President, John Dramani Mahama for clemency.
According to Ultimatefmonline.com, Dr. Fiifi Brakatu has started collecting signatures to attach to a petition to be presented to the President Mahama for clemency as enshrined under Article 72 of the constitution.
The petition which details the immersed contributions of Dr. Ali Gabass in reducing the maternal mortality ratio within the western region is also calling on the president to reconsider the fact that the skills of the incarcerated medical practitioner could be used effectively to benefit of the good people of Ghana.
“Dr. Ali Gabass, human as he is, has made mistakes in his life, one of which has landed in him in jail. We believe his punishment thus far, has served the purpose of not only correcting him, but will also deter others from committing a similar offense. Dr. Ali Gabass is certainly not above the laws of our dear nation and deserves to be treated like any other citizen.
“His actions deserve total condemnation by any well-meaning citizen. However, we believe that his past contribution to society, particularly by serving diligently as a medical doctor who performed countless bloodless surgeries at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Sekondi, significantly helped in reducing the maternal mortality ratio within the western region of Ghana.
“We believe his skills as a medical practitioner could even be employed to the benefit of the various facilities at the Ghana Prisons Service which has for years been plagued with a dearth of medical practitioners.
“This will certainly inure to the benefit of society. We therefore implore the President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, to activate article 72 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana and grant Dr. Sulley Ali Gabass a presidential pardon or a remittance of the 25-year sentence imposed on him, on account of his offense. We do pray on the President to grant this petition some consideration for the sake of the remorseful doctor and for the benefit of the good people of Ghana.”