The Montie trio have been released from the Akuse Prison in the Eastern Region. They were released Friday morning following President Mahama’s remission of their prison sentence on Monday graphic.com.gh reports.
The three, Salifu Maase (aka Mugabe), Alistair Tairo Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn, were sentenced to four months’ imprisonment and given fines of GH¢10,000 each for being in contempt of the apex court.
The three were sentenced on July 27, 2016 and have served about a month of their scheduled 4 month jail term. They have also paid the GH¢10,000 fine slapped on them.
One of the lawyers for the three, Edudzi Tamakloe confirmed their release with a Facebook post “happy seeing our clients after they were released from the Akuse Prison.”
In a Citi News interview, he expressed gratitude to the president: “We are excited at the prospect of their coming. The expectations are very high… we are so thankful to the President and the good people of Ghana for the remission of their wrongs.
“It is a feeling of excitement and also sober reflection. Right from the time GBA issued their statement to the time we went to the courts, they have always demonstrated that apology and remorse and have taken steps to retract and apologise to the entire Judiciary,” he added.