Judgement in Dery’s case fixed for Feb. 4

The Supreme Court has set  February 4, to deliver judgement on the suit filed before it by Justice Dery, seeking a declaration that the petition filed by Anas Aremeyaw Anas for his removal was null and void.

The High Court judge who was implicated in the Anas judicial expose, is seeking the proceedings, initiated by the Chief Justice arising out of the contents of the petition, to be declared null and void.

This was after counsel for all the parties in the matter presented and filed the necessary submission to support their cases.

Consequently, a five-member panel, chaired by Justice Julius Ansah, set Thursday February 4, as the day for ruling on the matter.

Justice Dery argued in his writ that the publication of Tiger Eye’s petition to the President in the media, as well as the public screening at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) of the evidence (video), and the Judicial Council’s naming of the Judges involved in the “Bribery Scandal” in a press release on September 11, 2015, contravened Article 146 (8) of the 1992 Constitution, and therefore, unconstitutional.

Justice Dery was seeking 10 reliefs from the Supreme Court, including a perpetual injunction against any adjudicating body from determining any issues arising out of the contents of the Petition.

He asked the Supreme Court to restrain the defendants, their agents, assigns, servants, from further publishing, printing, reporting, broadcasting, advertising, publicizing, distributing and disseminating the contents of the petition.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme      


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