My Opinion on Mo Ali’s Leaked Conversation

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By Josiah F. Joekai

First, I would like to caution those discussing the issue on social media not to politicize or trivialize the matter. The allegations are grave. They have moral, ethical and legal implications. By no means, we should turn this matter into a regular joke, or an ordinary laughing matter.

Mr. Mo Ali is an official of the Unity Party, one of the constituent political parties of the Collaborating Political Parties. The Unity Party should suspend Mr. Ali with immediate effect and launch an investigation into the allegations. During the period of the investigation, Mr. Ali should have nothing to do with the Unity Party and CPP pending the outcome. The Unity Party should also inform the public about such investigation and assure the public of impartiality in the process.

Additionally, the leaked conversation should be a subject of interest to the Ministry of Justice since the pressure brought to bear on the lady in the conversation to abort the pregnancy has serious legal implications. Section 16.3 of the Penal Law provides that abortion beyond 24 weeks is illegal. It furthers that an abortion is legal if it occurs ONLY after a licensed physician determines there’s substantial risk that continuing the pregnancy would greatly impair the mother’s physical, and or, mental health. Abortion may also be justified if the child would be born with grave physical or mental defects. Therefore, I implore the Ministry of Justice to immediately launch an investigation into this matter, and ensure that the process is carried out impartially. In essence, the timely interventions of the Unity Party, CPP and the Ministry of Justice in addressing this moral, ethical and legal issue cannot be overemphasized. Serving justice in this matter involving a public official will be a deterrent going forward.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Our law provides that a person at age 18 is an adult and therefore this girl and Mo Ali entered a consent relationship. Second, was there an abortion? No!! This girl at age 20 makes decision at her own description. The point here is this: Mo Ali suggested abortion allegedly without inducing the girl to commit abortion. So, it was left at the description of the girl to say yes or no and since it didn’t happen, no crime has been committed. Third, the girl violated the rights of Mo Ali for secretly recording him without his consent. It is a crime under our law. Please understand that recording does not take precedence in court and our jurisprudence as well.
    However, if Mo Ali were to force or induce the girl in any form and manner to commit the abortion, Mo Ali could be charged for criminal facilitation to committing abortion and the girl as well could be charged for illegal abortion leading to the murder of a fetus.

  2. Our law provides that a person at age 18 is an adult and therefore this girl and Mo Ali entered a consent relationship. Second, was there an abortion? No!! This girl at age 20 makes decision at her own description. The point here is this: Mo Ali suggested abortion allegedly without inducing the girl to commit abortion. So, it was left at the description of the girl to say yes or no and since it didn’t happen, no crime has been committed. Third, the girl violated the rights of Mo Ali for secretly recording him without his consent. It is a crime under our law. Please understand that secret recording does not take precedence in court and under our jurisprudence as well.
    However, if Mo Ali were to induce the girl in any form and manner to commit the abortion, he could be charged for criminal facilitation to committing abortion and the girl as well could be charged for illegal abortion leading to the murder of a fetus.

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