A former Deputy Minister of Interior, Nana Obiri Boahene is pushing for the full implementation of the death penalty.
His call follows an attempted jailbreak by notorious criminal, Johnson Kombian and two others at the Nsawam prison Sunday. Kombian was sentenced to death by hanging in August last year after he he murdered two policemen at Nakpanduri in the Northern Region. Although the country’s laws provide for death penalty, no president has given approval for it to be enforced under the Fourth Republic.
The Amnesty International has been the lead advocate across the globe explaining why African countries especially must abolish the implementation of the death penalty Speaking to 3FM NEWS, the former deputy minister under the Kufuor administration says Johnson Kombian’s attempted jailbreak should be enough reason for the law to be fully implemented.
“I will not restrict myself to Kombian, first of all it has been my position that this beget this, insults beget insults, assault beget assault, decency beget decency, that when a man kills he must also be killed, when a man removes somebody’s eyes his eyes must also be removed, I am all out for this sentence, bothing more nothing less,” Nana Obiri Boahene who is a lawyer by profession said.
“I will fault our leaders from 1992 till date without exercising the death sentence…in terms of execution of the capital punishment they are all timorous, look for me if you give me the opportunity to run this country for just five days be rest assured that I will exercise my powers”. He said.