President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sacked three High Court judges who were implicated in acts of bribery and corruption, with immediate effect.
The judges, Ayisi Addo, Paul Uuter Dery, and Mustapha Habib Logoh, were all on suspension following investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s exposé on the judiciary.
A letter under the signature of Communication Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, stated: “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, by letter dated Thursday, 6th December, 2018, removed Mr. Justice Ayisi Addo, Mr. Justice Uuter Paul Dery, and Mr. Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh, from office as Justices of the High Court.”
The letter added that the dismissal was occasioned by recommendations of a committee established by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, to investigate a complaint lodged by Anas Aremeyaw Anas against the three judges.
Consequently, “The President, in accordance with the provisions of Article 146(9) of the Constitution, has acted on the recommendations of the Committee, as the Constitution enjoins him to do, and has, accordingly, removed the three Justices of the High Court from office on the grounds of bribery and corruption.”
President Akufo-Addo has also directed that a copy of the Committee’s report be submitted to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service “for the requisite action to be taken”.