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Lawyer moves to restrain Mahama from pardoning ‘Montie 3’

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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A private legal practitioner Elikplim L. Agbemava has filed a suit in court seeking to restrain president Mahama from granting the 'Montie trio' amnesty.

In a suit filed on Monday, the lawyer stated that “on a true and proper interpretation of Articles 72 and 296 of the constitution, the exercise of the power of prerogative of mercy ought to be governed by regulations that set out, in an open and transparent manner, the grounds and requirements for the submission and consideration of application for pardon to ensure certainty, consistency, and fairness in the process that leads to the grant of pardons.”

The application further stated: “the President and the Council of State shall exercise the prerogative of mercy in a judicial manner that assures the people of Ghana of some certainty, consistency, and fairness in the processes that lead to the grating of pardons.

The suit comes after Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, on behalf of President Mahama, presented to the Council of State a petition received over the jailed ‘Montie trio’ comprising Salifu Maase, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn as to the appropriateness or otherwise of their release.