Judicial Bribery Scandal: 7 High Court Judges Suspended

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Judicial Bribery Scandal: 7 High Court Judges Suspended

Source:GlammyNews.com/Ghana

Seven of the twelve High Court judges who were implicated in the judicial bribery scandal have been suspended following the expose by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The seven (7) judges include Francis K. Opoku, Kofi Essel Mensah, John Ajet Nassam, Ivy Heward Mills, Ernest Obimpeh, Kwame Ohene Essel and Gilbert Ayisi Addo.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur who was acting in his capacity as President in the absence of H.E. John Dramani Mahama and upon the advice of the Judicial Council after a prima facie case had been established.

Read the FULL STATEMENT below:

On the advice of the Judicial Council, the Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, acting in his capacity as President of the Republic of Ghana on Friday, October 2, 2015 suspended from office with immediate effect, seven (7) out of the 12 Justices of the High Court on grounds of stated misbehaviour.

Their suspension is pursuant to article 146 (10)(b) of the 1992 Constitution.

The affected Justice are:

His Lordship Justice Francis K. Opuku

His Lordship Justice John Ajet Nasam

His Lordship Justice Ernest Obimpeh

His Lordship Justice Kwame Ohene Essel

His Ladyship Justice Ivy-Heward-Mills (Mrs.)

His Lordship Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo

Their suspension follows the establishment of a prima facie case of stated misbehavior against them by the Hon. Lady Chief Justice pursuant to article 146 (3) of the 1992 Constitution and the setting up of a Committee under article (4) to investigate the petition.

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