Chief Justice calls for criminal investigations into corruption allegations

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Chief Justice Anin Yeboah

Judge Anin Yeboah, Chief Justice of Ghana, has asked the Ghana Police Service (GPS) to conduct criminal investigations into the corruption allegations made against him.

“The attention of His Excellency the Chief Justice has been drawn to copies of letters from a lawyer (Akwasi Afrifa, Esq) and his client, the plaintiff in the case of Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV V Ghana Telecommunications Company and Lands Commission, to the Disciplinary Commission of the General Legal Council, and what letters are circulating on social networks.

“His Lordship is saddened that, without any proof, his name has been drawn into this sordid and potentially criminal matter. “

A statement signed by Judge Cynthia Pamela Addo, the judicial secretary and copied by the Ghana News Agency, said that to ensure the case was fully investigated, the chief justice had ordered that a formal complaint be filed with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the GPS for investigations and any necessary action.

The statement said the chief justice further ordered that a petition be filed with the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council in respect of this specific matter.

He said Mr. Anin Yeboah was available to assist with any investigations into the allegations, as he considered his own civil legal options to ensure the case was dealt with to its logical conclusions.

The statement said the chief justice confirmed that he did not know the complainant and had not met or seen him anywhere except in the courtroom when he stood up to announce his name during the hearing. ‘appeal of his case.

The statement indicates that the Chief Justice asserted that he had not had any personal interaction with the complainant or his lawyer on the matter or on any other matter.

He further claimed that he had neither requested nor received money from anyone to influence a decision on the matter or on any other matter, the statement said.

“Indeed, the records show that the plaintiff unsuccessfully requested the disqualification of His Lordship the Chief Justice and His Lordship Judge Victor Jones Mawulom Dotse from the case, on the grounds that they had suffered prejudice against him. “

“The records further show that the Chief Justice was the sole judge of a panel which recently dissented on March 31, 2021, in a motion at the request of Plaintiff Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV in favor of the Respondent. , Ghana Telecommunications Co. Ltd. The statement said.

Source: GNA

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Mark M. Gagnon