- Legal practitioner I.B Akwantey has petitioned President Mahama to sack Justice Dennis Dominic Adjei of the Court of Appeal for receiving bribes.
- The petition reveals how the Court of Appeal judge received bribes from judges who wanted petitions and opportunities to study abroad.
- The petition filed to the president is based on the Article 146 (3) of the 1992 Constitution.
President John Dramani Mahama has received a petition from a private legal practitioner I.B Akwantey who is calling for the removal of Justice Dennis Dominic Adjei of the Court of Appeal caught for collecting bribes from judges of the lower bench seeking promotions and opportunities to study abroad.
Justice Dennis Dominic is feared to have collected ₵2,000 from Judge Benjamin Osei and promised to add his name to a promotions list which he compiles - a promise which was never fulfilled. Furthering his argument in the petition, the legal practitioner further revealed that after taking the money, Justice Dennis Dominic Adjei allegedly advised Judge Osei to go see His Honour Bernard Bentil, also of the Chief Justice Secretariat.
To my mind, it is no co¬incidence that some of us have worked tirelessly over eight years without being invited once to write promotion exams. “Judge Benjamin Osei had worked with the judici¬ary for 18 years without blemish but he is still a Cir¬cuit Court Judge. “He, therefore, decided to put the two big men at the Chief Justice Secretariat to test, and it proved positive, he expressed.
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The said petition is documented to have been premised on Article 146 (3) of the 1992 Constitution which stipulates that if the President receives a petition for the removal of Justices of a Superior Court other than the. Chief Justice or for the removal of the Chairman of a Regional Tribunal, he shall refer the petition to the Chief Justice, who shall determine whether there is a prima facie case.
The disturbing revelation follows a recent scandal which rocked the Judiciary in the investigation piece of the investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas - a development which has seen over 20 indicted judges suspended by the Judicial council. In the meantime, Chief Justice Georgina Wood is expected to determine the fate of the said judge.
Credit: The Finder Newspaper