Chief Justice to investigate Muntaka's bribery claims against Supreme Court Judge
The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah says he will probe the facts involved in the allegation that a Justice of the Supreme Court tried to bribe an NDC MP to influence her in the election for a Speaker of Parliament.
In an interview with Accra based Joy News last Sunday, (Jan 10, 2021), NDC MP for Asawase, Mr Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, accused a Justice of the Supreme Court of attempting to 'bribe' a colleague NDC MP to vote for Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye as the Speaker.
“Shamefully, a Supreme Court judge called a lady colleague telling her what they will give her, if she votes for Prof Mike Oquaye. He told her that, they will help her take care of her children. She can take fuel from a filling station for free for the next four years" he said as quoted by graphic.com.
Following the allegation, a press statement signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo, said the Chief Justice will ascertain the facts of the matter and will seek the assistance of Mr Muntaka, who made the allegation.
“The general public is hereby assured that the Hon Chief Justice considers this allegation of impropriety a matter of grave import to the integrity of the Judiciary.”
“The Hon Chief Justice is therefore taking steps to solicit the assistance of Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, MP, to establish the facts in order that the matter can be dealt with appropriately. The public will be apprised of any further development in due course,” the statement added.