Anas Exposé Driver petitions Nana Addo to sack Chief Justice

The petition signed by a driver, Mr Ernest Obiri Lartey to the President is asking for her removal on grounds of misbehavior and incompetence.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been petitioned to sack the Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood.

The petition signed and issued by a driver, Mr Ernest Obiri Lartey of Suhum in the Eastern region to the President is asking for her removal on grounds of misbehavior and incompetence.

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He said Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood has violated Article 146 (8) of the 1992 Constitution and Ex parte communication contrary to Rule 3 (7) and 4 (a) of the Conduct for Judges and Magistrates of Ghana (CCJMG).

The driver made references to the manner the Chief Justice handled the bribery case of the 34 Judges in the 2015 judicial corruption exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

"I respectfully pray that you take the requisite steps to ensure that the Chief Justice be investigated for purposes for her removal from office on grounds of stated misbehavior and incompetence," he said in his petition.

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In a petition to the president dated February 10, 2017, he noted that the Chief Justice violated the constitution because she discussed the contents of the petition from Anas with the petitioner before he submitted the petition, thus constitutes an ex parte communication.

The Chief Justice displayed a lot of incompetence and failed to comply with the decision of the Supreme Court, he added.

READ MORE: Justice Ayisi Addo sues Anas, 8 others for defamation

Meanwhile, Justice Habib Logoh, one of the indicted High Court Judges implicated in the Anas exposé has cited Georgina Theodora Wood for contempt.

In his writ dated February 1, 2017, against Georgina Theodora Wood, Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh questioned why the Chief Justice is going ahead to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

READ MORE: Chief Justice cited for contempt in Anas exposé

Justice Logoh argued the Chief Justice’s latest "conduct to proceed with the impeachment proceedings whilst there is a suit in the Supreme Court challenging your jurisdiction is contemptuous of the Supreme Court.

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