Chief Justice, Georgina Woode
Chief Justice, Georgina Woode

The 14 stormed the High Court early this month asking it to stop disciplinary proceedings instituted against them by the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood.

Chief Justice, Georgina Woode
Chief Justice, Georgina Woode
They are amongst 22 circuit court judges and magistrates suspended by the Chief Justice after they were caught on camera allegedly taking bribes to pervert justice.

A five-member committee was set up to probe the allegations but the 14 argued that what the Chief Justice did was unlawful and without due process and prayed the court to injunct it.

The committee, chaired by a Supreme Court judge, Justice Sophia Adinyira had earlier indicated that the probe would go on regardless of the suit. It has, however, postponed sitting on two occasions.

Meanwhile, in court today, Joy News? Kwakye Afreh Nuamah reports that Appeals Court judge, Justice Gertrude Torkono, sitting with additional responsibilities as a High Court judge, indicated firmly that the committee ought to halt its work because of pendency of the case against same.

She explained that once the application of injunction has been served, it is deemed as a de-facto injunction.
Justice Torkono said she, therefore, does not expect the committee to continue with the hearing, Afreh reported.

Source : myjoyonline.com

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