The recent circulating news that has raised massive reactions across all social media platforms was when the renowned lawyer and broadcast journalist finally came out to share another salient message about the Ghana legal system amongst other relevant issues which need to be immediately addressed.
Speaking on the most anticipated “Newsfile” show, the renowned lawyer and journalist, Samson Lardi Ayenini took the opportunity to urge the judicial system in Ghana to aid the poor get legal advice.
In addition to this, Samson Lardi Ayenini revealed why most Ghanaians go scot-free after urging inappropriate words against the incumbent President but the same individuals will be jailed for months aside from being fined if they did the same to a chief amongst others.
“If a journalist or a member of their community knowingly uses disrespectful words, inappropriate language or conduct against a chief, it is an offense punishable by up to Ghc 2,400 or three months in jail or both. That is according to a rather disturbing Section 63 of the chieftaincy Act 2008. I have spoken about this too many times. This was introduced years after the offense of using inappropriate words against a President was scrapped. The use of inappropriate words against the President is not a criminal offense but doing the same to a chief is a criminal offense even by conduct”, Samson Lardi Ayenini emphatically revealed.
Do you think it is lawful for Ghanaians to go scot-free after using inappropriate words against the incumbent President considering how some citizens are jailed and fined an amount of Ghc 2,400 for exhibiting similar behaviors against a chief even though most individuals claimed otherwise?
What are your thoughts after Samson Lardi Ayenini finally comes out to set the records straight over the use of inappropriate words against the incumbent President aside from the legal framework in the country that has caused massive reactions online even though most individuals claim otherwise?
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