Chief Justice to ‘punish’ three judges for abusing the rights of suspects

Chief Justice to ‘punish’ three judges for abusing the rights of suspects

- The Chief Justice is not happy about about the conducts of the three judges in Northern Region

- She has threatened to sanction the three judges for their 'unprofessional conducts against suspects

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The Chief Justice of Ghana, Sophia Akufo is to threatening disciplinary action against three judges for excessively abusing the fundamental rights of criminal suspects.

Chief Justices to ‘punish’ three judges for abusing the rights of suspects

Chief Justices, Sophia Akufo

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According to a report put up by Adomonline.com, the Chief Justices has issued a directive demanding the names of some three judges in order to be sanctioned.

Reports say the three judges all in the Northern Region unnecessarily remand suspects who appear before them into prison custody without the recourse of the law.

The practice came to bare after the Chief Justice Sophia Akufo, joined the ‘Justice For All Program’ to ascertain situations at the Tamale Central prisons.

The ‘Justice For All Program’ is an intervention to speed up the process of justice delivery for prisoners on remand, crammed in Ghana’s congested prisons.

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The Chief Justice assessing the situation at the Tamale Central prisons, unconditionally discharged three persons with 13 others being granted bail.

The Chairman of the ‘Justice For All Program’, Justice Clemence Honyenugah who was clearly not happy about the conducts of the embattled judges disclosed that a serious action will be taken against them.

The Northern Regional Chairman of the Ghana Bar Association and the region’s supervising High Court judge, Justice Kwame Apenkwa also backed punitive actions against the three judges.

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