Akufo-Addo fires three judges from office

President Nana Akufo-Addo has fired three judges implicated in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas investigation that covered corruption in the nation's judiciary.


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The three sacked judges were among 22 lower court judges who were captured by Anas in 2015 showing them collecting bribes from litigants.

Their dismissal was contained in a letter addressed to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, by president Nana Akuffo-Addo.

The judges are Mr. Ayisi Addo, Mr. Paul Uuter Dery, and Mr. Mustapha Habib Logoh.


The statement said: “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, by letter dated Thursday, 6th December, 2018, removed Mr. Justice Ayisi Addo, Mr. Justice Uuter Paul Dery, and Mr. Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh, from office as Justices of the High Court.”

Their removal came after the Committee established by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo to investigate a complaint lodged against the three judges by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, recommended their removal from office.

“The President, in accordance with the provisions of Article 146(9) of the Constitution, has acted on the recommendations of the Committee, as the Constitution enjoins him to do, and has, accordingly, removed the three Justices of the High Court from office on the grounds of bribery and corruption.

The Committee concluded that the conduct of the Justices amounted to a criminal offence under the Criminal Offences Act, 1960, (Act 29) (as amended).

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The statement further noted that president Akufo-Addo has directed that a copy of the Committee’s report be submitted to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for the requisite action to be taken.


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