3 magistrates, 4 others sacked

Three more magistrates of the Ghana Judicial Service have been dismissed.

They are Stephen Azuure, Isaac Amoah and Kaakyire Atta Owusu.

This brings to 23, the number of judges at the lower courts who have been dismissed by the Judicial Council over the judicial corruption expose by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

A statement issued in Accra and signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B Poku-Acheampong, said four other staff of the service had been affected.

They are Peace Abuadzi, a Circuit Court Registrar, Daniel Dzata, District Court Registrar, Elias Nkansah, Assistant Registrar, and Eric Ayensu, a court messenger.

The statement said the affected judges and Mr. Kofi Kyere, a High Court Registrar, were dismissed without benefits by the Judicial council for stated misbehaviour under Article 151 (1) 1992 of the Constitution.

It explained that the three magistrates were not dismissed together with the 20 other dismissed earlier because letters to inform the council to remove them from office had not reached it at the time.

The statement said that the interdiction of Benjamin Agyepong, a driver of the service had been lifted with immediate effect because the Disciplinary Committee which sat on the matter, was not able to establish any act of misconduct against him, as cited in the petition by Tiger Eye PI.

By Charles Amankwa  

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