CHRAJ boss suspended

lauretta_3President John Dramani Mahama has suspended from office, the Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ms. Lauretta Vivian Lamptey.

The suspension, which was on the advice of the Judicial Council and in pursuant to Article 146 (10) (b) of the 1992 Constitution, follows the setting up of a five-member committee to investigate allegations of corruption and abuse of office made against her.

It is alleged that the state spent close to US$5,000 monthly rent on her plush AU Village apartment for 33 months, while over GH¢180,000 was spent on the renovation of her official bungalow.

The Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, in a statement, said the suspension of the CHRAJ boss was to protect the integrity of the enquiry.

“The suspension follows the establishment of a prima facie case against Ms Lamptey by the Chief Justice and the setting up of a five-member committee to investigate complaints made against her.”

“Ms. Lamptey has been asked to hand over her duties to a Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ, Richard Quayson, not later than Friday, January 16,” the statement said.

By Times Reporter  

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