Private legal practitioner, Kofi Bentil, has asked government to return the two ex-GITMO detainees because their time ''is up''.
He has hinted of a legal action should government fail to update citizens on the stay of the two detainees.
Government in August 2017 ratified the stay of the two. Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway in 2017 informed the House, her ministry and other stakeholders will work on an “exit plan” by the time their two-year stay in Ghana expires January 6, 2018.
She stressed that there will be “no further obligation” to keep the two – Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby – “unless the two governments agree otherwise and in accordance with due process.”
The ratification came on a premise of a Supreme Court order after it ruled that their stay in the West African country is unconstitutional without parliamentary backing. Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby of Yemeni origin are among 17 detainees transferred from the prison camp in Cuba by the United States. The legal practitioner took to his Facebook and posted: ‘’Time to return the Gitmo 2. Their time is up. Please update us before we use the courts.’’