Imagine. Just imagine. Imagine that a politically charged Ghana has five months to a very contentious presidential and parliamentary election. Imagine that the main contenders are both prepared to cheat, and one of the ways of cheating is to manipulate the number of persons (qualified and unqualified) on the voters’ register.

Imagine that one of the parties takes an issue with this voters’ register to the highest court of the land. Before the Supreme Court comes out with the final ruling on the matter, some members of a political party threaten the lives of the judges sitting on the case. Imagine that these panelists, the radio and its host on which the threats are made, are members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). Just imagine. And imagine the outcome, too.

The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) would move swiftly to arrest and detain all of them. They would not grant them bail. Their lawyers would struggle to see them. When their lawyers finally succeed in getting the court to compel the BNI to produce the suspects in court, it would reluctantly comply and slap them with abnormal and weird charges. If they are granted bail, however, the BNI will not immediately comply and release them.

  • The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI)
  • would move swiftly to arrest and detain all of them.
  • They would not grant them bail. Their lawyers would
  • struggle to see them. When their lawyers finally succeed
  • in getting the court to compel the BNI t