'Corrupt' judges will be prosecuted - Mahama

President John Mahama has suspended seven of the High Court judges implicated in the scandal

 

President John Mahama has indicated that the implicated judges in the judicial corruption scandal will not escape the net of prosecution.

Speaking to France 24 in France, Mahama stressed once a prima facie case has been established against the judges “criminal proceedings will be done.”

“We’re following the constitutional procedure.”

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He said he had ordered the Chief Justice to further investigate the judges, “and they will be removed from the bench if they are found guilty.”

“Any other criminal proceedings that should be exercised will be done,”he added.

“I think it is a reflection of institutional weakness that we need to work on and make sure we have stronger institutions but there has been a focus on the scandal that was generated without focusing also on the fact that there were at least 10 Judges whose integrity was intact who threatened to call the Police on this investigative journalist and it shows that there is some healthy fabric that we can grow.

“It even shows the robustness of our system that we are even able to deal with it. I don’t know how some other country would have even dealt with it,” said the President.

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He has suspended seven of the High Court judges implicated in the scandal.

They are Justices Francis K. Opoku, Kofi Essel Mensah, John Ajet Nasam, Ernest Obimpeh, Kwame Ohene Essel, Ivy Heward-Mills and Gilbert Ayisi Addo.

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