The Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu has expressed worry over the quality of justice delivery in the country.
Using the recent ruling in the Delta Force 13, the overlord said the handling of the issue was unfortunate and lenient.
In the view of the Asantehene, the GHc1,800 each fined the Delta group compared to the hefty sentencing of other crimes questions the quality of justice delivery in the country.
“If someone steals a goat and is fined GHc 5,000 and is additionally slapped with a jail term, how can people who invade a courtroom, overpower a security, release suspects and put the lives of a judge and staff in danger, and as their punishment are given a paltry fine of GHc 1,800 and discharged. Has justice been served?” “If such judgments come from the court, how can you prevent people from questioning the quality of justice delivered by our judges? Unfortunately, it takes only one case or very few cases for the quality of justice that you profess to deliver to be through into the woods.”
“I hope and pray that by the end of this forum, such ramification of quality justice will be more meaningfully appreciated so we can all be witnesses for the realization of the vision of quality judges delivering quality justice,” he added.
He made the remarks at at the Chief Justice’s forum in Kumasi on Monday.