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.
- Pampaso is a political radio discussion hosted by Salifu Maase popularly known as Mugabe on Montie 90.5fm
- Mugabe invited Alistair Nelson, 41, and Godwin Ako Gunn, 39 as his panel.
- 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.
- On the show, the presenter together with his panelists issued death threats to judges of the Supreme Court.
- The three, together with the owners of the radio station were summoned by the Supreme Court on the 1st of July 2016.
- The hearing was adjourned since the owners of the radio station failed to show up in court.
- The second hearing was held on 18th July and the accused apologized for their misconduct.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.