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CJ’s $5m bribery saga: ASEPA invokes Article 146, petitions Akufo-Addo to remove CJ

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CJ’s $5m bribery saga: ASEPA invokes Article 146, petitions Akufo-Addo to remove CJ

A Civil Society Group ASEPA has petitioned President Akufo-Addo to immediately remove Chief Justice His Lordship Kwasi Anin Yeboah pending investigations into $5 million allegation involving him, Ghanaian Lawyer Kwasi Afrifa and Nana Ogyeedom Obranu Atta VI.

CJ's $5m bribery saga: It can drive investors away if not well- tackled- NDC National Democratic Congress (NDC) is making a strong case that if firm decisions are not taken to handle the alleged $5million bribery issue involving the Chief Justice Anin Yeboah, has the tendency of driving investors away. Lawyer Kwasi Afrifa has alleged that his former client Nana Ageadom Obranu Atta VI disclosed to him that Justice Anin Yeboah had engaged him to pay $ 5million to him to influence favourable outcomes of his case at the Supreme Court. According to the opposition party, the firm manner with which the state handles cases involving a judge in Ghana can either boost confidence of investors in the country's judiciary or scare them if they cannot get justice devoid of impartiality. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday 13 July 2021 in Accra, General Secretary of NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said "The Chief Justice's alleged $5m bribery case if not well handled, can scare investors away because everyone foreign investors must have confidence in the judiciary before investing in Ghana". Asiedu Nketiah noted that "What many people don't know is that every investor study the justice system of Ghana before coming to invest because if his company or investment gets a court case, he/she must be sure that he will get justice before proceeding to invest in Ghana ".

Speaking after his petition to the President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday 13 July 2021 in Accra, Executive Director of ASEPA Mensah Thompson said “What we have done is for the president to refer the petition to a committee for the Chief Justice to step down before investigation takes place in line with the constitution”

Mr. Thompson noted that
“The Chief Justice, being in office means it will difficult for proper and transparent investigation to be conducted into the matter because the CJ is the Head of the Judiciary, Chair of the General Legal Council”.

Source : africaneditors.com

CJ's $5m bribery saga: ASEPA invokes Article 146, petitions Akufo-Addo to remove CJ

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