As if they were looking forward to it to happen all day, some presenters at the Lartebiokoshie-based Montie FM reached for powder and poured on themselves once the news filtered in.
Those within the studio at the time, kicked it off, signaling success over one thing they’d long prayed for its reversal.
One of the station’s presenters Salifu Maase, otherwise called ‘Mugabe’ was doing jail time till a Presidential pardon was granted him by President Mahama yesterday.
The Supreme court handed a four months jail term to the Montie FM panelists and also the host of Pampaso political show, Mugabe.
They were to pay 10,000 GHS each by tomorrow, that failure to pay the fine are going to be another term of imprisonment.
Owners of the station were all found guilty of contempt and are penalized GHc30, 000, to be paid to the court by shut of day weekday or face a jail term of 1 month.
The owners, NETWORK company have additionally been ordered to supply the court with measures in place to protect against the repeat of such incidence.
Justice Sophia Akuffo in her ruling aforementioned the sentencing of the 3 ought to function a deterrent to owners of media houses, journalists et al who flagrantly create such harum-scarum and reckless comments against the judiciary.
The host of the programme, Salifu Maase called Mugabe, the 2 panellists and owners of the station appeared before the Supreme Court on Monday, July eighteen when they were ordered by the Supreme Court to account their crime.
Alistair Nelson told the court he suffered a condition, “kpokpo gbligbli” that explains for the explanation why he created the disrespectful statements.
The contemnors pleaded guilty and also the media owners of the station through their counsel pleaded with the court to temper justice mercifully.
At their last look before Wednesday’s sentencing, they were found guilty of scandalizing the court, defying and lowering the authority of the court, and bringing it into dishonor and ordered to re-appear before the court on July twenty seven, 2016 for sentencing.