Article (4) of the 1992 constitution gives every person the right and duty to defend the constitution at all times, and in particular, to resist ANY person or group of persons seeking to OVERTHROW a sitting government. In light of this, I am by this medium invoking invoking this article in conjunct with article 17(1) of the same constitution, that, Mr. Koku Anyidoho is not above the law to be freed by mere intimidations or any fore of unmerited apology to undermine the laws of our country. Elsewhere in other parts of the world, Mr. Anyidoho would have been made to face a death sentence, but just as Ghana has been noted for, the laws may be put aside in placement of “GYAE MA 3NKA” syndrome to free those who purposively violate the laws, especially that of Anyidoho’s dangerous utterances. In the mint to satisfying the abovementioned clauses in our 1992 constitution, it would be prudent to ensure that Mr. Anyidoho is made to suffer a big penalty for his coup utterances if not a death sentence as provided in the constitution.
Again, I am by this medium sending a strong caution to the security forces in the country to set aside any fore of egocentrism and go according to what the constitution proffers thereof. Also, those who have gone to sit at the CID headquarters should be ashamed of themselves and be mindful that, though we have freedom of speech but we are always responsible for whatever we say aftermath of the speech. This is to say that no one is above the law, not even the President nor any any if his appointees. I am also advising that we all take a strong caution and think deeply before we make public utterances.
In sum, Koku Anyidoho must not be freed for such a treasonable comment that the constitution describes as the highest offense of the land.
OBENG DANIEL (Barrister)