My late-morning response to the Idiot-of-Irmo on the 'Montie 3' verdict

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Tue, 2 Aug 2016 Source: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame

This is where the Idiot-of-Irmo, South Carolina, got his focus wrong on the condign sentencing of the so-called Montie Three to 4 months’ imprisonment by the Supreme Court of Ghana.

These days, we hear he resides in California, and so we need to update our addressing of the man in consonance with his new domiciliary; which is why not very long, I renamed him as the Cretin-of-California. He may well have decamped from the Golden State. But what does it matter? Those who have regularly been reading my columns know exactly who I am talking about.

He gloats on being erroneously described as a prominent member of the country’s main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), although he has scarcely made any positive contribution towards the growth and development of the most democratic and progressive political party in the country for quite a remarkable while now.

Not very long ago, one livid pro-NPP commentator even called for the executive operatives of the NPP to revoke the nominal party membership of the Idiot and re-designate him as an Enemy Combatant of the New Patriotic Party.

And true to form and character, the first gut reaction of the Idiot to the sentencing of the Montie Three, was to scandalously claim that there have been far bigger fishes in the geopolitical waters of Ghana who have called for the total pollution of our otherwise pristine waters without being invited by the members of the Apex Court to explain themselves.

The target of his innuendo, of course, is quite clear. The reality, though, is that as far as any among our mnemonically unblemished ranks can recall, it was only the now-late President John Evans Atta-Mills who, in the lead-up to Election 2008, and in the jolly and rabidly anti-Akan company of the late Prof. Kofi Nyidevu Awoonor, threatened to rain hell and Kenya on the Ghanaian people if the electoral dice was not thrown in his favor by the then-Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan.

The war-mongering pair would be summoned to the residence of the British High Commissioner to Ghana to explain themselves. They would vehemently deny ever issuing any such threats, although all the available and reliable evidence contradicted the pair.

Back then, I don’t remember the Idiot calling on the members of the Apex Court to arraign my good, old Uncle Tarkwa-Atta before the court to answer for his dastardly threat to set the nation alight. Well, we think we know why the Idiot went AWOL: it had everything to do with the tribal thing!

Indeed, he is not called an Idiot for nothing. And he also has one lie that he has been peddling ad nauseam for years now, to wit, that he was one of the frontline tertiary students who protested the brutal assassination of the three Akan-descended Accra High Court judges on June 30, 1982.

I have publicly challenged the Idiot on the whole fabric of self-tickling mendacity and hereby reprise the same – that it was the renowned poet-lawyer Mr. Kobina Asiedu-Aboagye, then General-Secretary of the Ghana Law Students’ Association and a leading studio-panel member of the Godwin Avenorgbor-hosted GBC Fan Club, who called for an immediate enquiry into the savage abduction and brutal assassination of Justices Cecilia Koranteng-Addow, Fred Poku-Sarkodie and Kwadwo Agyei Agyepong.

He also claims that the wrist-slapping sentencing of the Montie Three has brought the Apex Court into abject disrepute of nonesuch proportions because, somehow, the five justices of the Court whose lives were publicly threatened by Messrs.

Alistair Nelson, Ako Gunn and Mugabe Salifu Maase ought to have sat duck and graciously waited to be carted out of their homes and summarily executed, Mafia-style, like their martyred predecessors, whose 34th death anniversary the Montie Three had cited as an occasion to be gloriously celebrated with another bout of judicial martyrdom.

Predictably, the Idiot notes that the gaping and flagrant failure of Attorney-General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong and the taxpayer-sponsored security agencies, including the John Kudalor-led Ghana Police Service, to promptly act on the threat by the Montie Three was wrong but, somehow, of little or absolutely no significance because it was the bounden obligation of the members of the Supreme Court to have assessed, beforehand, whether the three contemnors were actually capable of carrying out the threats which they repeatedly broadcast on the airwaves.

I mean, we are talking about 30-plus-year-old men with strong connections to officials inside the Flagstaff House! Which clearly explains why Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Ms. Hanna Tetteh, and the Cultural Affairs Minister, Mrs. Agyare (or some such name), would append their signatures to a petition seeking to have President John Dramani Mahama nullify the Apex Court’s conviction and sentencing of the Montie Three to a prison term.

The Idiot also says that he is appalled by the manner in which the case was handled, but he sees absolutely nothing wrong with the staunch and public backing of the Montie Three by several front-row members of the Mahama-led government of the National Democratic Congress. He also faults the Wood Supreme Court for unconstitutionally constituting itself into plaintiff, prosecutor and jurist in its own cause. God save us from ourselves!

Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame