Chief Justice must resign – Maurice Ampaw

The Judges have been captured on tape in discussion with suspects or assigns of suspects on how to compromise the cases before their respective courts

From left: Mr Justice Ajet-Nasam and Mr Justice Charles Quist

Private legal practitioner, Dr Maurice Ampaw is asking the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode to resign ‘honourably’.

His comments came in the wake of a bribery scandal that has rocked the judiciary.

Speaking on Adom FM’sKaseibo Is Tasty, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw remarked that the office of the Chief Justice has failed in dealing with corruption in the judiciary.

“In advanced countries, when there is so much scandal in your institution, what you do is to honourably resign, hence the Chief Justice must do the honourable thing and resign. The judges are under her and she therefore takes responsibilities for their actions and inactions, so she must take blame for this as well,” he said.

An investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas has established complicity of some thirty four (34) high profile Judges in an explosive corruption scandal.

The Judges have been captured on tape in discussion with suspects or assigns of suspects on how to compromise the cases before their respective courts.

Some of the culprits have also been linked to sex scandals in the three-hour edited video emanating from a two-year investigation into corrupt practices in the Judicial Service.

Reports suggest that two of them have in a panic-reaction, tendered their resignation.

One judge has suffered mild stroke and another hospitalized at Nyaho clinic after news of their involvement in a corruption scandal broke.

22 judges implicated in the scandal have been suspended by the Judicial Council with 12 High Court judges under investigation

READ MORE: > 22 judges suspended

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