The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has called on government to set up a Commission of Enquiry to probe allegations levelled against the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah.
The party is also asking the Chief Justice to recuse himself temporarily to allow for smooth investigation.
NDC believes the allegation is very serious considering the person involved and can erode confidence in the justice system.
Addressing the media in Accra, General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said a public hearing will ensure transparency in the case, adding that, the Chief Justice’s petition to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service to conduct investigation into the accusations is not enough.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia suggested to the Commission on Human Rights Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to take interest in the case.
Chief Justice petitions IGP
The Chief Justice petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to cause investigations into a bribery allegation levelled against him by one Lawyer Akwasi Afrifa in the matter of Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta and Ghana Telecom and the Lands Commission.
The Chief Justice is surprised that without any shred of evidence his name has been dragged into a potentially criminal matter.
This is contained in the petition addressed to the IGP and signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo. The Ghana Bar Association and media houses have also been copied.
The petition said the Chief Justice has further directed that a complaint be lodged with the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Counsel, and express his readiness to assist with all investigations into the matter.