Entertainment of Tuesday, 23 August 2016
After president Mahama remitted the remaining prison sentence imposed on the Montie three Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn, actor and TV presenter Leo Mensah was among several Ghanaians who took to their Facebook pages to speak strongly against the action.
In his post made hours after reports that the president had pardoned the trio, the host of Ntoatoa TV show described Mahama’s government as the worst ever in the history of the country.
Leo Mensah on his Facebook page wrote “The most useless Gov’t in Ghana’s history.. Mahama gov’t. U pardon people who threaten to kill Judges? Really? Did u pardon the staged mad man who came to the church premises to kill ur sorry ass? This is STUPID, INSANE and a slap in the face of Judiciary … Pardon my French but this Gov’t is a disgrace to Ghanaian Democracy… Apppuuuuuu# GHANAMUSTWORKAGAIN #ELECTION2016 IAM4CHANGE #NANAB3BA”.
Most social media commentators have raised their voice against the actor’s utterance.
According to a section of these commentators who shared their opinion on Leo’s written remark expressing his opinion, the outspoken actor should have toned down.
They said his choice of words disgraces the country to the outside world.
Read their comments below:
Montie 3 were sentenced to four months imprisonment and a fine of GH¢10,000.00 each for contempt of court. The remission is effective 26th August 2016.
The three were sentenced on 27th July 2016 and have served part of the prison sentences imposed on them.
They have also paid the GH¢10,000.00 (ten thousand Cedis) fines, according to a statement by the Communications Minister Edward Omane Boamah.
The decision of President Mahama to remit their sentences on compassionate grounds according to report follows a petition submitted to him by the contemnors appealing to the President to exercise his prerogative of mercy even as they continue to express deep remorse and regret for the unacceptable statements they made against the Judiciary.