Mahama pleads for clemency for pastors jailed for lockdown breaches

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Former President John Dramani Mahama is pleading for clemency for a pastor and his two followers who were handed a four-year jail term for flouting the ban on public gatherings.

According to him, the prison term is not only an act of “selective justice” but also “draconian.”

The three convicts, Apostle Sampson Agakpe, Founder of the Church of Pure Christ in the Volta Region, together with his Assistant Pastor, Maxwell Dzogoedzikpe and the church secretary, Samuel Agakpe were arrested, charged and jailed for four years by a district court in Ho for defying the Presidential directives against public gatherings.

But the NDC flagbearer believes the punishment is too harsh hence wants the President to grant them mercy just as NPP supporters who engaged in same breaches during the party’s primaries.

“We have our Christian colleagues, a pastor and some church workers languishing in jail. They were sentenced to jail for four years. That is a very draconian punishment.”

“We must all abide by the law, that is true, but we should not engage in selective justice, where you apply the law heavily on church workers who flout the law.”

“Yet, during primaries, people were seen flouting the law with impunity and nothing happened to them,” he said.

Speaking during an interaction with Christian leaders in the Northern regional capital Tamale, during his recent visit, Mr Mahama observed that the imposition of the COVID-19 restrictions was necessary to help curb the spread of the viral outbreak.

He was however quick to note that some of the decisions and outcomes arising out of the imposition of the restrictions was not been pleasant.

“We are all equal before the law. It should not be possible for political parties to flout the law and get away with it, yet when a church flouts the law, the punishment is heavy and draconian.”

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