Supreme Court will rule on implicated judges salary on May 26

Supreme Court will rule on implicated judges salary on May 26

The Supreme Court will deliver judgment in the case in which two judges implicated in the Judicial Bribery Scandal are challenging the Judicial Council (JC) for withholding their full salaries on May 26.

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The two, Justice Paul Uuter Derry and Justice Gilbert Ayisi Ado had sued the Judicial Council, the Chief Justice and four other institutions concerning a serving they received from the JC notifying them of a slash of their salaries by half and also suspending payment of all allowances except rent.

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The two says the decision of the JC is unconstitutional and prayed the court to nullify the decision of the council.

The court on Tuesday, struck out the names of four other institutions on the writ, namely, the Judicial Secretary, Director of Finance of Judicial Service, the Paymaster and the Controller and Accountant General saying it was superfluous to put the names of the four on the writ.

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Justices Paul Derry and Gilbert Ayisi Addo were part of the 12 High Court judges and 22 circuit court judges and magistrates implicated in the famous judicial scandal.

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