In a show of zero tolerance for corruption, Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has given three High Court Judges indicted for corruption and bribe-taking three years ago, the boot.
The sacked judges include, Ayisi Addo, Uuter Paul Dery and Mustapha Habib Logoh. The trio were among those implicated by Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas for acts of corruption and bribe-taking in 2015.
The judges were removed from office on the recommendation of the Judicial Committee instituted by Ghana’s Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo in line with Article 146(4) of the country’s constitution. The committee recommended their removal from office after finding them liable.
The spokesperson at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, who announced the removal of the justices said in a statement.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, by a letter dated Thursday, 6thDecember, 2018, removed Mr. Justice Ayisi Addo, Mr. Justice Uuter Paul Dery and Mr. Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh from offices as justices of the High Court.”
It is expected that the trio will stand trial and punished as a deterrent to other judicial officers.