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Sentencing coup plotters to death by hanging is inhumane – Nana Yaa Jantuah

The former General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Nana Yaa Jantuah, has required a reexamination of the country's death penalty, considering death by hanging as heartless.



Her remarks come after six people were recently sentenced to death by hanging on January 24, 2024, for conspiring and committing high treason.

In a meeting on TV3, Nana Yaa proposed exploring alternative methods of the death penalty, such as an electric chair or lethal injection, emphasizing the need for more dignified approaches.

"It's not altruistic, if they need to keep capital punishment basically they ought to kick the bucket in some type of nobility. Hanging is certainly not an exceptionally wonderful approach to paradise or damnation. For what reason mightn't the public at any point get a hot seat or deadly infusion? I know a great many people waiting for capital punishment are not even killed however conditions in the jail are terrible," she said.


"I was upset in the night particularly when I saw the lady among them. I wanted women to petition the President to get away with the punishment. It came as a shock to me, Ladies regularly don't engage in these things. She mentioned, "I later found out she was going to be the chief of staff and that she was highly involved in the matter, how they were manufacturing bombs and stocking guns."

She communicated worry over the horrendous idea of death by hanging and encouraged the country to think about sympathetic other options.


Nana Yaa specifically emphasized the involvement of a woman, Warrant Officer Class Two Esther Saan Dekuwine, among the accused, as she expressed her distress.

She encouraged ladies to request of the President for exclusion from the punishment, refering to her shock at a lady being complicatedly engaged with assembling bombs and loading weapons for what was uncovered to be a serious offense.


The blamed additionally included Dr. Macintosh Palm (presently expired), Donya Kafui assumed name Ezor, Splendid Allan Debrah Ofosu, Yohannes Zikpi, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Spear Corporal Ali Solomon, and Corporal Sylvester Akanpewon.

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