$5m bribery allegation: Akufo-Addo dismisses ASEPA’s petition against Chief Justice

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President Akufo-Addo has in a letter to ASEPA dismissed the petition brought before him demanding the removal of Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah from office over bribery allegations levelled against him.

The president said there was no basis for the petition for the removal of the Chief Justice.

“The petition is dismissed accordingly,” the president added in the letter.

Akufo-Addo also said the petition was based on “third hand and fourth hand hearsay”.

“The petition is devoid of any basis warranting the setting up of a committee under Article 146 (6) to undertake the very serious business of removing a Chief Justice from office.”

The President further felt that going forward with a probe “will violate legally acceptable standards of fairness and weaken the efficacy of the top echelon of the Judiciary.”

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