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‘Vigilante groups are threat to rule of law’


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Ho, June 30, GNA – Mr
Michael Zewu Glover, the Volta Regional President of the Ghana Bar Association
(GBA) has observed that the emergence of vigilantes and acts of mob injustices
were confronting the rule of law in the country.

He said the attack
on a Magistrate in Kumasi and the lynching of Major Maxwell Adams Mahama by a
mob at Denkyira-Obuasi were unacceptable in a country that valued its law

Ho, June 30, GNA – Mr
Michael Zewu Glover, the Volta Regional President of the Ghana Bar Association
(GBA) has observed that the emergence of vigilantes and acts of mob injustices
were confronting the rule of law in the country.

He said the attack
on a Magistrate in Kumasi and the lynching of Major Maxwell Adams Mahama by a
mob at Denkyira-Obuasi were unacceptable in a country that valued its laws.

Mr Glover made the
observation at the first ever Remembrance Day celebration of the three Justices
of the High Court murdered 35 years ago.

He said the
celebration had become relevant in the wake of “new emerging challenges that
threatened to shake the foundations of our assumptions about global security
and world peace”.

Mr Glover cautioned
against the “newest trend of using social media to mount scurrilous
attacks on judges”.

Mr Glover said
though citizens had the right to critique judgements of the courts, it was
unacceptable to criticise in a language that was “sensational and abusive” with
the aim of inciting public disaffection to undermine the integrity of the
judicial system.

He said as the
country remembered the martyred, it was important to learn from the service of
the three and the ideals of the rule of law that they “gallantly”
guarded.

Dr Archibald Letsa,
Volta Regional Minister, called for the respect of the rule of law and assured
judges in the Region of their safety.

He said the law
rested in the bosom of judges, whose work would not be interfered with.

GNA


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