Chief Justice warns against bribing of judges

The Chief Justice, Theodora Georgina Wood, has cautioned the general public against the temptation of bribing judges in order to obtain favourable judgement.

She said the Judicial Council will not make an exception for minority of judges who seem to be bringing the name of the judiciary into disrepute.

Her Ladyship Georgina Wood made these remarks on Friday, October 9 at a ceremony to commission a new court complex.

The ceremony was done by President John Dramani Mahama.

The Chief Justice admitted that the recent exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has had a dent on the image of the judiciary “but has not destroyed public trust and confidence in our work”.

She expressed the firmness and uprightness of the majority of judges to uphold the tenets of rule of law.

The recent exposé has led to the suspension of 22 lower court judges and seven high court judges.

According to the chief justice, some lower court judges will soon be promoted to the high court to fill the vacuum created by the punitive action.


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