Three sacked High Court judges to fight Akufo-Addo over removal

Three sacked High Court judges to fight Akufo-Addo over removal

The three High Court Judges who were sacked recently President Akufo-Addo have vowed to fight back and challenge their dismissal in court.

In a letter dated December 6, 2018, Nana Akufo-Addo ordered that three judges namely; Justice Uuter Paul Dery, Justice Ayisi Addo and Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh be removed from office following an investigation.

The move implied that the aforementioned judges seized to be judges of the High Court.

Sacked judges fight back at Akufo-Addo
Judges at an event. Source:
Source: UGC

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The three embattled judges through their lead counsel Nii Kpakpo Somoa Addo have expressed their disappointment at the order citing that since the case was pending at the ECOWAS court, the President did not to have to sack them.

Nii Kpakpo posted on his Facebook page; “Justice Logoh, Dery and Ayisi Addo have received the news of their removal from office by the President with great disappointment. This is because their case at the ECOWAS court has been scheduled for a hearing on the 23rd January 2019.”

“They remain focused on their case at the ECOWAS Court which Ghana is fully represented by the Office of the Attorney General. They intend to vindicate their rights at the ECOWAS Court and will not rest until their case has been heard to a logical conclusion and justice delivered.” he added.

Lawyer Addo further explained that it was very important to note that during this period that their case was pending before the court, they had not been given any opportunity to appear before any committee.

“Their removal therefore opens a new chapter in the ongoing case which they intend to pursue both before the ECOWAS and African Human Rights Court if needed.” he confirmed.

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The President’s action is as a result of a petition sent to him by Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas after the three judges were captured on camera involved in alleged corrupt activities.

After the petition by Anas to get the three judges removed, Chief Justice Sophia Akufo, formed a committee to investigate the matter; and it is the result of the committee that has necessitated the sacking of the judges.

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