Corrupt judges no different from a gang of 'thieves' - Prof. Martey

Corrupt judges no different from a gang of 'thieves' - Prof. Martey

- Prof. Martey is calling on Ghanaian leaders to crack the whip on corruption offenders

- The former Bresby Moderator says corrupt Ghanaian judges are a 'bunch of thieves'

A former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey has described corrupt Ghanaian judges implicated in the bribery scandal that hit Ghana’s judicial service as a ‘gang of thieves’.

According to Professor Martey, a nation that exchanges transparency and rule of law, deserves no better description than a jungle of “criminals on a large scale.”

Corrupt judges no different from a gang of 'thieves' - Prof. Martey

Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey

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Speaking at the Agape House New Testament Church over the weekend, the former Presby moderator lamented that he is sad that Ghanaian leaders are failing to crack the whip on corrupt officials, despite promises made to the people of Ghana.

“In our judicial system, we have witnessed a wave of judicial corruption in this country. Judges are there to promote the rule of law, they are to serve the people with the dispensation of justice more than any other church theologian. What it means to have a state without justice is a gang of thieves, a gang of criminals on a large scale,” he said.

Prof. Martey who was clearly not happy in his submission, indicated that it sometimes baffled him how some 'wicked judges' are able to twist the law to make criminals go scot-free for the innocent to suffer the pain.

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“So if there is a nation that twists justice, that makes the wicked righteous and the just to suffer they are all a gang of thieves on a large scale, gargantuan one,” he stressed.

Ghana’s judicial system about three years ago, witnessed the biggest judicial corruption after renowned investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, went undercover to expose rot in the service.

The investigation that shook the foundations of the judiciary, exposed over 180 corrupt Ghanaian judges and judicial service staff who were committing various atrocities and unethical escapades in other to twist justice in exchange of money.

What is now known in Ghanaian history as the judicial exposé, placed huge pressure on the then President John Dramani Mahama and the Chief Justice to fire and prosecute the corrupt judges who were captured violating provisions of the 1992 Constitution.

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