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Everything You Need To Know About The Montie FM Saga

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For sometime now, Montie FM has been the main talk of the country. Following the Supreme Court’s verdict yesterday, a radio presenter and his panelists have been jailed.

Here is a timeline of events that led to the conviction of the radio presenter and the two panelists.

     Top left; Alistair, buttom left; Mugabe and right; Gunn.

  1. Pampaso is a political radio discussion hosted by Salifu Maase popularly known as Mugabe on Montie 90.5fm
  2. Mugabe invited Alistair Nelson, 41, and Godwin Ako Gunn, 39 as his panel.
  3. Their main subject of discussion was the Supreme Court’s ruling on the suit against the Electoral Commission over fabricated names in the voters’ register.
  4. On the show, the presenter together with his panelists issued death threats to judges of the Supreme Court.
  5. The three, together with the owners of the radio station were summoned by the Supreme Court on the 1st of July 2016.
  6.  The hearing was adjourned since the owners of the radio station failed to show up in court.
  7. The second hearing was held on 18th July and the accused apologized for their misconduct.
  8. Alistair blamed his comments on a disease called ‘Kpokpogbligbli’; a disease that takes over a person’s body and takes control over what he/she says or does. The case was adjourned to a final hearing the following week.
  9. The final hearing was on Wednesday, 27th July 2016. The Supreme Court sentenced Mugabe and his two panelists to four months in prison and were fined GHC10,000 each.
  10. The owners of the radio station were also fined GHC30,000.

The radio stations owned by Network Broadcasting Limited; Montie 90.5 FM and Radio Gold 100.1 FM have gone off air after the Supreme Court’s verdict.

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