Friday, 11 September 2015

22 Ghanaian high court judges caught on video suspended for bribery!

The Ghanaian Judicial Council has suspended 22 judges in Ghana accused of bribery after they were captured on video. The Judicial Council is also said to be probing the conduct of 12 high court judges and several other court officials, who had been mentioned in the video.
A statement released by the council read; The council fully reckons that the perception or actuality of corruption in the judiciary undermines confidence in the institution and cannot be
tolerated to continue in any shape or form, hence the need to act with utmost dispatch,’’ it said.

It further disclosed that the suspension would pave way for further investigation.

The video was recorded by undercover agents and released by an investigative journalist. The video however brought about calls for the sack of the affected persons. It has been described as the biggest scandal in the history of Ghana's judiciary.


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