Deportation of 3 SA ex-cops an insult to Ghana’s judicial system

Member of the Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea
Member of the Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea

One of the lawyers for the three South African ex-cops who were deported from Ghana, Samuel Atta Akyea has said the decision to deport the 3 is an insult to Ghana’s judiciary.

According to the lawyer who is also Member of the Parliament for Abuakwa South, if the South Africans were ‘guilty as being purported by their accusers’ why should they be left off the hook?

He further questioned that why would the state, after indicating that the South Africans were criminals, allow them to leave the shores of the country if they were indeed guilty?

He raised these questions adding that the action by the state is an affront not only to the rights of the individuals but to Ghana’s judicial system. Speaking on Midday Live on TV3 he said the “deportation is a huge embarrassment to the countries security agencies.”

Mr. Atta Akyea also chastised the Bureau of National Investigations –BNI for flouting the courts order for the trio to be released on bail. He said he and his colleagues would go ahead to sue the BNI for contempt and disregard for the rule of law.

Atta Akyea was among seven lawyers who represented the three South Africans who they appeared in court.

The South Africans were invited into the country by the NPP to train the bodyguards of their flagbearer and his running mate, Nana Akufo Addo and Dr. Mahmudu Bawumia.

The NPP said it had picked intelligence that the governing National Democratic Congress was plotting to harm their flagbearer ahead of the November elections.


By Martin Asiedu-Dartey||Ghana
Twitter: @NewsyMartin

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