Anas judicial corruption exposé: Chief Justice cited for contempt

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Chief-justice-Georgina-WoodJustice Habib Logoh, one of the indicted High Court Judges in the 2015 judicial corruption exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team, has taken cited the Chief Justice, Justice Theodora Georgina Wood for contempt of court.

Justice Logoh filed the writ on Wednesday February 1, 2017. 

While some High Court Judges out of the 22 captured in the investigative video have been suspended with other lower court judges dismissed, Justice Logo and a few others, notably Justice Paul Uter Dery, have filed a number of lawsuits seeking to annul any legal proceedings against them, and to prevent their possible removal from office.

In his latest action against the Chief Justice, Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh is questioning why the Chief Justice is going ahead to begin impeachment proceedings against him, when he has other suits pending in court in relation to his interdiction.

In response to a January 30, 2017 letter seeking his response to a petition seeking his dismissal on stated misbehaviour, Justice Logoh said he has taken steps to repair his dented image following the Tiger Eye undercover investigations which revealed how judges traded justice for money and items.

The January 30 letter or petition is a follow up to a September 15, 2015 petition, in which Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who is head of the Tiger Eye PI, requested the dismissal of Justice Logoh for abusing his position.

“You would recall that by a letter dated 9th September 2015, you requested me to respond to the same petition. I therefore instituted various actions against you, Tiger Eye PI, the then petitioner, and the Attorney General in both the High Court and notified you of same and indicated that I was unable to respond to the petition because of the pending case in court,” Justice Logo said.

“I have also filed a new suit at the Supreme Court in which I am seeking an injunctive relief against you from continuing with the said proceedings,” he added.

Justice Logoh maintains that, the cases are still pending in court and the attempt to impeach him is an exercise in contempt of court.

“I am also seeking a declaration that your conduct to proceed with the impeachment proceedings whilst there is a suit in the Supreme Court challenging your jurisdiction is contemptuous of the Supreme Court.”

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