Justices Dery and Ayisi Addo Sue CJ For Their Salaries

Justices Dery and Ayisi Addo Sue CJ For Their Salaries

Two of the High Court judges who were involved in the judicial corruption scandal have sued the Chief Justice, Judicial Council and five others for their salaries.

Upon their indictment the Chief Justice (CJ) put the judges on half salary. This, Justices Paul Dery and Gilbert Ayisi Addo are challenging in court.

They describe the act by the CJ as unconstitutional. The two - Justices Paul Dery and Gilbert Ayisi Addo are therefore seeking the  following five reliefs from the court;

1. A declaration that the decision by the 1st Defendant on 16th December, 2015, and which is contained in letters dated 8th and 11th January, 2016 purporting to place the Plaintiffs on “half salary with immediate effect” is inconsistent with and in contravention of Article 127(5) of the 1992 Constitution and therefore unconstitutional, null and void.

2. A declaration that the decision by the 1st Defendant on 16th December, 2015, and which is contained in letters dated 8th and 11th January, 2016 purporting to suspend the payments to the Plaintiffs of all their “allowances except rent” is inconsistent with and in contravention of Article 127(5) of the 1992 Constitution and therefore unconstitutional, null and void.

3. An order nullifying the above named decisions by the 1st Defendant taken on the 16th of December, 2015 and which are contained in letters dated 8th and 11th January, 2016.

4. An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st Defendant, its assigns, privies, servants, agents etc. and in particular the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Defendants from implementing the two decisions of the 1st Defendant taken on the 16th December, 2015 and which are contained in letters dated 8th and 11th January, 2016.

5. Any other order(s) that this Honourable Court may deem fit to make.

32 judges - 12 High Court judges and 22 Circuit and Magistrate Court judges  were caught on camera allegedly collecting bribes to free criminals some of whom were suspected murderers, rapists etc.

The revelation was made by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.

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