madimage

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

ASEPA to sue CHRAJ for refusing to probe CJ’s $5m alleged bribery

ASEPA to sue CHRAJ for refusing to probe CJ’s $5m briber

Civil Society Group ASEPA says it will sue CHRAJ for refusing to investigate $5 million bribery allegation levelled against the Chief Justice Kwasi Annin Yeboah.

ASEPA has expressed reservations over Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice’s (CHRAJ) total rejection of its petition to probe allegation against the Chief Justice His Lordship Kwasi Anin Yeboah.

According to CHRAJ, the matter is already before a constitutional forum for investigation.

But, ASEPA says the latest refusal of CHRAJ to investigate the matter is completely out of place and depicts the signs that the anti-graft body is gradually becoming weak.

Speaking in an interview monitored by African Editors on Saturday 21 August 2021 in Accra, Executive Director of ASEPA Mensah Thompson said “CHRAJ could have done better. We’re very disappointed in CHRAJ’s decision not to investigate the matter. This matter will end up in court. It’s highly possible that we’ll drag CHRAJ to court.

Meanwhile, Council of State has presented its findings on petition to remove Chief Justice His Lordship Anin Kwasi Yeboah to President Akufo-Addo after investigation.

President Akufo-Addo referred the petition by ASEPA to Council to establish a Prima facie case to trigger processes to the removal of Chief Justice Anin Yeboah.

Presenting their report to President Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House on Friday 20 August 2021 in Accra, Chairman of Council of State Nana Otu Serebour said “You referred to us the petition to establish a Prima facie case. We’re here to present to you our findings in line with case law “.

It is expected that a committee will be formed to invite the Chief Justice for questioning if a Prima facie case is established.

Lawyer Kwasi Afrifa in his response to the General Legal Council alleged that the Chief Justice Anin Yeboah attempted to take $5 million from his client Nana Agyeedom Obranu Kwasi Atta to influence a favourable outcomes of his case at the Supreme Court.

The Chief Justice has since petitioned Criminal Investigation Department o the Ghana Police Service to probe the issue, with ASEPA and NDC asking Justice Yeboah to step aside pending investigations into the matter.

General Legal Council has pressed 9 charges against Lawyer Afrifa for levelling empty allegation against the Chief Justice.

But, even before hearing on the Afrifa’s 9 charges begins, Lawyer Afrifa has also sued the General Legal Council for procedural impropriety.

Source : africaneditors.com

ASEPA to sue CHRAJ for refusing to probe CJ's $5m bribery

There is a good reason why you should support the African Editors. Not everyone can afford to pay for news right now. That is why we keep our journalism open for everyone to read, including in Ghana. If this is you, please continue to read for free. But if you are able to, then there are three good reasons to support us today.

1. Our quality, journalism is a scrutinising force at a time when the rich and powerful are getting away with more and more.

2. We are independent and have no billionaire owner pulling the strings, so your money directly powers our reporting.

3. It doesn’t cost much, and takes less time than it took to read this message.

Help power the African Editors' journalism for the years to come, whether with a small sum or a larger one. If you can, please support us on a monthly basis from just 1 Ghana Cedi through mobile money number: 0599896099/ +23359989609 and you can be rest assured that you’re making a big impact every single month in support of open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like

Video

Kagame Tells Europe that Africa Doesn’t Need Adult Supervision but Fair Trade.    There is a good reason why you should support the African...

Video

At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos.

News

Daasebre Oti Boateng introduces Root-Based Model to Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, commends them for 2021 Census & Covid-19 fight Omanhene of New Juaben, Chancellor of All...

Health

Neglected tropical diseases rising in E/R- GHS Eastern Regional Health Directorate says there is disturbing increase in cases of neglected tropical Diseases in the...

Copyright © 2023, Africaneditors.com Ltd was developed by Wordswar Technology & Investment, Inc. Contact us on +233246187160

%d bloggers like this: