Rawlings speaks on Judges bribe scandal

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Jerry-John-Rawlings34 judges have been reportedly captured on camera either receiving bribes or engaging in other corruption related activities to influence a judgment.

Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas took two years to complete the piece and it involves a total of 180 officials of the Judicial Service caught on video or audio taking bribes and extorting moneys from litigants.

The media has been open for discussion ever since the matter came up.

But Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has urged Ghanaians to be circumspect in dealing with the matter.

In a statement released from his outfit, President Rawlings said:

I feel genuinely sad about it. I guess it shows some are just as vulnerable as most others. Times are really hard and there is no doubt some would have done it out of greed like some of our politicians, businessmen and so called men of God.

And others to profit from politics by releasing armed robbers and other criminals back onto our streets.

“It is important, however, that the relevant institutions and authorities take the necessary steps to investigate fully these revelations and deal appropriately with the guilty culprits.

“The media and members of the general public should exercise a lot of circumspection and restraint so we do not end up bringing the reputation of many members of the judiciary – who have their integrity intact – into disrepute,” President Rawlings said.

By: Chris Joe Quaicoe

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