Is not surprising that 3 people who have spoken and insulted the justices of this land are seen as heros. Is only in a sick country that this will happen. What kills my heart is that we have ministers of state and people at highly place positions signing petition to twist the president’s hand to release the 3 nation wreckers
In my country Ghana (GYEEDA LAND), politician flouts the law, either he is left of the hook or he is tried just to put dust in the eyes of the ordinary and later discharge and acquitted, the few who do not belong to a government of that time of the trial are jailed BUT on getting to Nsawam, his “sickness comes” and he is rushed to KORLE-BU or 37 MH Hospital. From the Hospital, he goes straight back home, having either secured a presidential pardon or a “fake” bail on health grounds!
If you think I am lying, ask Adamu Dramani Sakande, The Bawku MP! In fact, I am very disappointed in the “law” that frees the “big men” as soon as they get to Nsawam. What is there in Nsawam that inflates the Hernia of the politician but nourishes the health of all other categories of prisoners?
On 10th October 1960, when Nsawam Prisons received its first in-mates, Dr Kwame Nkrumah made it clear that the Prison was not going to be a home for only the petty thieves and bullies but for people like Aggudey, Tsatsu and their likes almost as if Nkrumah anticipated their births.
I mention these two because the difference between Tsatsu and Aggudey is that while Tsatsu stole from the people through government, Aggudey connected his stealing tube directly to the people. Nkrumah prophesied that people like these will be born in Ghana and we should be ready to imprison them as they can act sick more than Akrobeto & John Dumelo combined. I don’t know how the CPP will take this, but then I am of the conviction that the pursuit of truth is not about how who takes what–it is correct– how who takes what…. I was in Nsawam Gov’t hospital once to visit a sick relative and chanced upon a very, very sick prisoner who was under extremely painful conditions. A very elderly man whose crime I know not, but even if murder, cannot be equated to the live of GYEEDA genocide.
Internal Revenue Authority and National Health Insurance thieving syndicates subject us to on daily basis, should not have been one-wrist handcuffed to an hospital bed in that condition I saw him especially with a drip and those hospital machines all over him!
Follow me: Tsatsu Tsikata’s (he rejected a pardon?) asthma “came” in Nsawam, Adamu Sakande’s “NKUI”-if you know what “nkui” means-also “came” only when he was taken to Prison.
Some don’t act sick, they just sprinkle some political powder on their judgment sheets and presto, you have a “FREE so-so and so movement! If the law did not free you, who should free you? Dan Abodakpi is one such example! Sipa Yankey! Typically, Ghanaians do not criticize the dead even if such individuals were cantankerous (I mean no offense please) and would not have a single monument, or any miserable grandchild named after them, so dare I mention V. Salomey? May his soul rest perfectly in the bosom of the Lord. Mallam Yahaya, Kwame Pepprah etc etc…
Please let us be fair here; what about those jailed for an average of 2-3 years for stealing (some with a value of less than 50 Ghana cedis), mobile phones, malt bottles, ECG cables( as if ECG puts the cables to any proper use), goats, scraps etc etc? Are we not the same people advocating for a judicial system that is firm, proactive, and unbiased? The politics of it is malodorous, I must say- that is why people alleged judgments to have been written at the then Castle but read in Court.
BUT THAT IS NOT MY BEEF! — My problem is that what is good for goose is good for the gander.
The writer is an investigative Journalist.