Chief Justice Instructs The CID To Probe Into Bribery Allegations Towards Him
The Chief Justice of Ghana, Justice Kwasi Anin- Yeboah has instructed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to begin investigation of alleged bribery towards him.
The Chief Justice name appeared in a bribery allegation by Lawyer Kwasi Afrifa.
Reports from Ghana Web indicate that, on July 27, 2017, lawyer Afrifa accused the CJ of demanding bribe from Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta VI.
However, Loud Silence Media reported that the Chief Justice of Ghana, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah has denied allegations that he demanded a bribe of Five Million United States Dollars ($5 million) from one Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV, a party to case before the Supreme court, for a favorable judgement.
Again, the CJ has stated emphatically that he does not know and has not heard of the accuser’s name except hearing it in court.
Furthermore the CJ revealed that he has no personal relationship with the accuser and his lawyer and has therefore authorised the CID in a letter to begin investigation.
A portion of the letter reads.
“To ensure that this matter is fully investigated, His Lordship has directed that a formal complaint be made to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service for investigations and any necessary action.
He has further directed that a Petition be lodged with the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council in respect of this specific matter.”