CJ’s $5m bribery: C’cil of State presents report to Akufo-Addo
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 of 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