Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, ASEPA, has taken exception to a directive by the Supreme Court for media houses to pull down stories that put justices of the highest court of the land in a bad light.
The directive was issued on behalf of the Court by lawyers of the Judicial Service. They claim some of the publications in the media are “a series of incendiary, hateful and offensive statements, and speeches against the Justices”.
A statement issued by Executive Director of ASEPA, Mensah Thompson however believes the directive is outrageous since the Supreme Court cannot behave like a private entity in a defamation tussle.
It explained that as the highest court of the country, the Supreme Court represents the judicial arm of government and so cannot be above media scrutiny or the prying eyes of the public.