The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the advice of the Judicial Council, given in accordance with Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution, suspended with immediate effect, four Justices of the High Court on Tuesday, 8th May, 2018.
The four Justices are Justice Mr. Uuter Paul Dery, Justice Mr. Mustapha Logoh, Justice Mr. Gilbert Ayisi Addo and Justice Mr. Charles Quist.
The suspension follows a prima facie case established against the four justices, by the committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate alleged acts of bribery and corruption against certain persons, including the four Justices, as contained in the 29th August, 2015 petition of ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
This was contained in a press statement release by the Communications Directorate of the Jubilee House, Accra and signed by the Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin.
The genesis of this issue was when Anas Aremeyaw Anas aired a documentary titled “Ghana in the eyes of God: Epic of injustice”, showing some judges and court officials taking bribes to influence judgments and decisions in cases pending before them in court.
The above-mentioned justices were among 12 High Court Justices indicted in the two year investigation by the journalist.
Currently, the journalist, is yet to release another investigative documentary in June, this year.