Embattled high court judge Paul Uuter Dery has lodged a formal complaint with President John Dramani Mahama over what he has deemed an attempt by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to have him and other justices of the superior court removed from office.
According to him, Anas lacks identity and is virtually non-existent.
“Your Excellency, we have the instructions of our client to draw your attention to these serious identity problems of the petitioner for in our view, the identity of the petitioner is paramount to any petition for the removal of Justices of the Superior Court pursuant to Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution,” the letter intercepted by www.tv3network.com said.
The 13-point letter dated Monday, February 8 asked President Mahama to “cause an investigation to be conducted into the true identity of the petitioner since from the evidence adduced herein, the petitioner Tiger Eye PI who purported to file a petition with your office is non-existent”.
The letter written on behalf of Justice Dery by his counsel Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo was copied to the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood.
Justice Dery is among 12 high court judges indicted in a petition filed by Anas after a landmark exposé on the judiciary. Two – namely John Ajet Nasam and Ernest Obimpeh – have already been dismissed.