CJ submits report on CHRAJ boss to Prez Mahama

The Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, has forwarded to President Mahama,the report of the committee that investigated allegations of corruption and abuse of office against the Commissioner of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ Luaretta Lamptey.

The five-member committee that investigated the matter on Wednesday submitted its report to the Chief Justice in line with Article 146(4) of the Constitution.

A statement issued Wednesday and signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong, said the Chief Justice thanked the Committee that was chaired by Supreme Court judge, Justice Anin Yeboah, for its work.

Chief Justice in 2014 established a prima facie case against the CHRAJ boss after studying a number of petitions forwarded to her by President John Mahama.

Per the ‘prima facie case’, the CHRAJ boss is guilty of the accusations after the first investigations, until there is a contrary proof.

A petition by Mr Richard Nyamah of the Progressive Nationalists Forum and Mr Annor Dompreh, the MP for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, to the President sought for the removal of the CHRAJ boss, following investigations by the Daily Graphic that uncovered trails of staggering expenditure by Ms Lamptey on her accommodation at the African Union (AU) Village, the cost of renovation of her official residence and her hotel bills, all at the expense of the state.

Ms Lauretta Lamptey reportedly paid close to 5,000 dollars monthly rent on her plush AU Village apartment for 33 months while over GHS180,000 was being spent to renovate her official bungalow.

By 3news.com/Ghana

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