Chief Justice invites Muntaka over bribery allegation
The Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah assured the general public of addressing the allegations of bribery leveled against a Supreme Court Judge by the Chief Whip of the National Democratic Congress(NDC’s) Chief Whip in Parliament.
Recently, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka in an interview with Accra-based Joy News alleged that a Supreme Court Judge attempted to bribe one of his Members of Parliament on the day of electing the Speaker of Parliament.
He said the Member of Parliament did not fall for it, and voted gallantly for the NDC’s nominee who eventually won the race.
The statement said signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo,“The Judiciary has noted with grave concern the remarks of Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, Hon Member of Parliament for Asawase, which have been widely published in the media alleging that a Justice of the Supreme Court attempted to bribe a female Member of Parliament to vote for Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, in the election of a Speaker of the 8th Parliament, which took place on 7th January 2021.
“The general public is hereby assured that 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 Muntaka MP, to establish the fact in order that the matter can be dealt with appropriately.”
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme