ASEPA threatens to drag CHRAJ to court for with drawing from Chief Justice probe.

Civil Society Organization, Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, ASEPA, says it will drag the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice before Court to challenge its decision to withdraw from the petition to investigate the bribery allegation against the Chief Justice.

CHRAJ released a report last week stating its withdrawal from further investigating the petition filed by ASEPA because a second one had been filed at the Presidency.

However, Executive Director of ASEPA, Mensah Thompson is accusing CHRAJ of procedural violation in its report and breach of the rights of the complainants for using its own discretion to discontinue with an investigation and failing to allow the petitioner to decide which of the petition should be stayed.

Mr. Thompson said President Akufo-Addo’s comments after the Council of State presented its findings on the issue to him, indicated an interference in the process.

ASEPA petitioned the President in July 2021 to initiate an impeachment process against Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, following bribery allegations made against him by a Kumasi-based Lawyer, Akwasi Afrifa.

Justice Anin-Yeboah had already denied the bribery allegations made against him.

 

 

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