- Indicted High Court judge, Justice Dery says he feels threatened by a social media comment suggesting a possible plot to murder him.
- He wants President Mahama to investigate who is behind the threat.
- Dery is one of 34 judges cited for corruption in an investigation by ace journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The second time in a row, embattled High Court Judge, Justice Paul Walter Dery has petitioned President John Mahama over death threat on his life.
According to him, he feels threatened by a social media comment on Daily Graphic’s Facebook page suggesting a possible plot to murder him.
“This man’s intransigence is making some of us revise our notes on Amartey Kwei and Co’s killing of the three high court judges and the retired army officer. For how long will these legal gymnastics last?,” one Cephas Kumah posted on Daily Graphic’s Facebook page February 9,2016.
In a letter to President Mahama, the High Court judge prayed the following: “Respectfully, I feel threatened by the above statement of Cephas Kumah. I am therefore requesting that you use your good office to cause investigations to be conducted into this threat. I hope and pray that you would expeditiously act on this petition as I fear for my life,” he said in the petition dated February 16.
Justice Dery is one of 34 judges cited by an Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger Eye PI investigations for corruption and other malpractices.
He has also filed a petition to the president to clear him of any offense.