Prez. Akufo-Addo suspends Justice Dery, 3 others

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018, on the advice of the Judicial Council, given in accordance with Article 146 (10) (b) of the Constitution, suspended, with immediate effect, four Justices of the High Court.

They are: 

1. Mr. Justice Uuter Paul Dery;

2. Mr. Justice Mustapha Logoh;

3. Mr. Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo; and

4. Mr. Justice Charles Quist.

“The suspension follows the establishment of a prima facie case against the four Justices, by the Committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate alleged acts of bribery and corruption against certain persons, including the four Justices, as contained in the 29th August, 2015 petition of Mr. Anas Aremeyaw Anas,” a statement from the presidency said.

Nana Akufo-Addo, by the letter, dated Tuesday, 8 May, 2018, notified each of the four Justices of the decision.

Background

In 2015 an expose by ace investigator, Anas Aremeyaw Anas implicated 34 superior court judges who were caught on camera taking bribes and extorting money from litigants.

More than 100 of the Judicial Service were also cited in the expose that took two years to complete.

Already 22 circuit court judges and magistrates caught in the web of bribery have been suspended; while 12 high court judges are under investigations as prescribed by the 1992 Constitution. 

Below are some of the high-profile judges alleged to be involved in act of bribery and corruption.

Justice John Ajet Nassam
Justice Paul Dery
Justice Charles Quist
Justice Essel Mensah
Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh
Justice Ernest Obimpeh
Justice Yaw Ansu-Gyeabour
Justice Ayisi Addo
Justice Mohammed Iddrisu
Justice Flex Yaw Badu
Justice Kwame Ohene Esel
Justice Ivy Heward-Mills

 
 
 
 -Peacefm

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