The Supreme Court has fined Owners of Accra-based Montie fm GHC30, 000, to be paid to the court on Thursday July 28, 2016 or face a jail term of one month.
The Owners were all found guilty of contempt today by the court.
The four directors of the station Harry Zakuor, Ato Ahwoi, Edward Addo and Kwesi Kyei Atuah, who are managers of the two media companies Network Broadcasting Limited and Zeze Media, are to pay GHC30,000 each,bringing the amount to GHC60,000.
The Host of ‘pampamso’, a political show on the station Salifu Maase alias Mugabe along with two panellists of the station Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn (members of National Democratic Congress -NDC), who threatened the lives of the supreme court judges were also jailed four months each.
The contemnors appeared before the Apex court today where they were accordingly sentenced.
Nelson, Ako Gunn and Maase were immediately whisked into a Police van and taken away to the prison where they would serve their sentence.
The accused were found guilty for scandalizing the court, defying and lowering the authority of the court and bringing it into disrepute by the court presided over by Justice Sophia Akuffo.
The duo allegedly threatened to “violently silence” the Supreme Court judges if they made any judgment against the Electoral Commission (EC) in the court case that challenged the validity of the voters’ register as proof of citizenship.
Nelson apologised to the court for his utterances claiming his outburst was caused by a strange disease known in the local parlance as “kpokpogbligbli.”
‘Mugabe’ has also pleaded for forgiveness because he has been a journalist of good repute for 15 years.
The Supreme Court had to adjourn the case to July 18 after the contemnors argued that they were not served with the writ until the morning of the hearing day, a position which was corroborated by the court registrar.