- Four High Court Justices have been suspended by President Akufo-Addo
- This follows the conclusion of an investigation carried out by a committee constituted by the Chief Justice
- The charges leveled against them include acts of bribery and corruption
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that four High Court judges have been suspended by President Akufo-Addo with immediate effect.
According to www.presidency.gov.gh, the decision to suspend Justice Uuter Paul Dery, Justice Mustapha Logoh, Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo and Justice Charles Quist was taken on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
This in accordance with Article 146 (10) (b) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, and was taken on the advice of the Judicial Council.
Article 146 (10) of the Constitution reads:
(10) Where a petition has been referred to a committee under this article, the President may -
(a) in the case of the Chief Justice, acting in accordance with the advice of the Council of State, by warrant signed by him, suspend the Chief Justice;
(b) in the case of any other Justice of a Superior court or of a Chairman of a Regional Tribunal, acting in accordance with the advice of the Judicial Council, suspend that Justice or that Chairman of a Regional Tribunal.
The new development follows the establishment of a prima facie case against the four Justices, by a committee set up by the Chief Justice.
The committee was mandated to investigate acts of bribery and corruption against some persons, including the four Justices.
This was contained in a petition dated August 29, 2015 presented by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The four Justices, have meanwhile been notified of the decision.
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