Chief Justice nominee, Justice Anin-Yeboah, has clearly stated that he would gladly take a goat as a gift if only given by a very well-known friend of his.
According to him, if only the goat is from a friend he knows very well, and was being given to him not in exchange of a judicial favor, he would accept it without hesitation.
His comments were in response to a question asked by Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu during the vetting on Monday, 23 December 2019 about whether or not gifts given to Justices of the Bench could include a goat.
“I know [the] honorable member very well [pointing to one of the members of Parliament’s Vetting Committee]. If he gives me a goat, I’ll take it.
“That is a gift in the cultural setting,” Justice Anin-Yeboah said.
Few years ago, Some Judges of the superior, as well as the inferior courts, were dismissed after they were captured on video accepting bribes and gifts from persons whose cases were before them.
Among some of the gifts given the corrupt judges were goats, thus, the Minority Leader’s question.
In other news, the recent resignation of the Managing Director of Tema Oil Refinery, Isaac Osei, was forced to resign by persons who wanted him to approve a shady deal.
According to the Institute of Energy Security (IES), that deal if approved, would have cost taxpayers millions of dollars, thus causing financial loss to the state.
In a press release issued by the energy polict think tank, investigations revealed that Mr. Osei left his position after he refused to sign off a deal to refine 11 million barrels of crude oil at a cost of US$1.5 per barrel instead of a market rate of US$4.5 per barrel.
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