Montie FM Contempt Case Adjourned | Supreme Court Angry Over Owners’ Absence


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The Supreme Court has adjourned the contempt case against the two political commentators, Mr Ako Gunn, Alistair Nelson, radio host – Salifu Maase also known as Mugabe and owners of Montie FM to Monday, 18th July 2016.

The decision by the court which was presided over by Justice Sophia Addo followed a plea by lawyers for the alleged contemnors for time to enable them file their responses since they received the summons only this morning.

The Court after considering their pleas however adjourned the case to next week Monday to afford them the opportunity to prepare and appear before it to show why they should not be imprisoned for the alleged contemptuous comment they made against the Court.

The Court was also not happy why only one Director of the Station appeared before the Court when in actual fact it has more than one owners.

Mr Ato Dadzie who was the lawyer for Mr Edward Addo who represented the rest of the Directors of the station told the Court that, the rest of the Directors were out of jurisdiction hence their absence.

The Court rejected his explanation and ordered all them to appear before the court in the next adjourned date since the case is a quasi- criminal offence.

Meanwhile, the Chief Justice  Georgina Theodora Wood and Justice Suleimana Gbadegbe had prior to the commencement of the hearing recused themselves from the case.

According to a source, they decided to step down because the alleged contemptuous comments were made against them and so for justice to be seen to be manifestly done, it is proper that they recuse themselves in a case they have interest in.

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