Dery demands recusal of Justice Torkonoo from all his cases

One of the high court judges implicated in the judicial exposé of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Justice Paul Uuter Dery, has written to the High Court to ask Justice Gertrude Torkonoo to stay away from his legal tussle with Mr Anas, the Chief Justice and the Attorney General.

According to him, the Appeals Court judge has “exhibited or demonstrated a real likelihood of bias in the handling of all my suits”.

In an affidavit to the court, Justice Dery cited how Justice Torkonoo dismissed his application of injunction on the screening of the judicial scandal documentary and slapped him with a GH¢5,000 fine.

He also accused Justice Torkonoo of calling another case of his on September 28, 2014 “without my notice before Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Torkonoo J.A”.

He said at a time the case was called neither Anas nor the Chief Justice and the Attorney General had been served ith a writ.

Justice Dery described Justice Torkonoo’s discretion in dismissing that suit as “arbitrary, capricious, or biased as a result of either retirement, prejudice or personal dislike.”

He is therefore appealing to the court for the justice of the Appeals Court to recuse herself from his cases.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh

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