Chief Justice to investigate Muntaka’s bribery allegation against Supreme Court Judge

The Chief Justice of Ghana, Justice Anim Yeboah says he will inquire about the alleged bribery allegation against a Supreme Court judge by Member of Parliament for Asawasi, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarick Muntaka.

The legislator alleged that a Justice of the highest court of the land called a female Member of Parliament of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) nominee for speakership of the 8th Parliament Prof Arron Mike-Ocque.

According to Alhaji Muntaka in a Joy News interview, said the unnamed justice proposed for the female member of their (NDC) caucus to vote against the NDC’s nominee Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin in exchange of gifts and privileges.

He also expressed williness to produce evidence to back his claim should the need arises.

“So shamefully, a Supreme Court Judge calls a colleague lady, telling her what they will give her. She has children, they will help her take care of her children. She can take fuel from a filling station for the four years [should she vote for Prof. Oquaye],” Muntaka said.

But the Chief Justice in a statement signed the Judicial Secretary said it has taken notice of such allegations against a Justice of the apex court.

According to the CJ, it will engage the Member of Parliament on the matter as it assures the public of its commitment to protect to guard it’s integrity.

“The general public is hereby asured that the Hon. Chief Justice considers this allegation of impropriety a matter of grave import to the integrity of the Judiciary.” The statement said.

It added “The Hon. Chief Justice is therefore taking steps to solieit the asistance of
Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka MP, to establish the facts in order that the
matter can be dealt with appropriately.”

Source: tamaleonline.net

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