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Montie FM panellists lawyer says clients remorseful, case set for July 18

By Michael Eli Dokosi
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Ghana’s Supreme Court was in session to hear the case involving the Montie FM panellists and show host on Tuesday but as fate would have it directors of Network Broadcasting Limited to which Montie FM belongs had all embarked on foreign trips except Mr. Edward Addo as submitted by Nana Ato Dadzie, counsel for the owners.

The court thus adjourned the case to the 18th of July 2016 for other directors to appear before them for the hearing to proceed.

Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn in a show of bravado had expressed displeasure by what they termed meddling of the justices in the affairs of the Electoral Commission (EC) regarding calls by concerned groups for NHIS registrants to be struck out from the electoral register and allowed to use other national identification cards to re-register since the sanctity of the National Health Insurance (NHIS) cards could not be vouched for.

For threatening to eliminate justices of the Supreme Court they were cited by the Apex court for contempt but lawyer for the embattled panelists Godwin Tamakloe says his clients are remorseful.

Speaking to Citi News, lawyer Tamakloe noted his clients have retracted the comment and have no difficulty in apologizing before Court.

“From the moment the GBA issued their statement condemning the alleged comments made by them, without hesitation, on the part of our clients, in particular, Alister, had already come out with a press statement and has indicated the fact that he was apologizing for those comments allegedly made by him and that he without reservation withdraws and retracts those statements and apologize in particular to those justices who were mentioned.”

He added: “So the apology has started ahead of this invitation by the Supreme Court of this Republic so I think that there shouldn’t be any difficulty at all if it becomes necessary to repeat this apology. In any case, we have indicated that our clients are not in the position as to try to harm not even a fly.”