In Ghana, President Akufo-Addo has described as unwarranted and unjustifiable, a petition seeking the removal of the Chief Justice (CJ), Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, from office.
The Chief Justice has been in the news lately following allegations by a private legal practitioner, that he had demanded a 5million dollar bribe to deliver a favorable judgment in a case involving his client.
The Chief Justice has since denied the allegations and asked the Police CID to probe the matter.
ASEPA, the Civil Society Organisation which petitioned the President for the CJ’s removal from office, contended that the CJ is unfit to hold office, based on the allegation however the presidency disagrees.
The President indicated that these allegations are unsubstantiated.
He therefore concluded that the petition does not meet the threshold of proffering sufficiently strong evidence in support of the allegations. Neither does it attempt to substantiate any claim of any form.
The President concluded thus, “The petition is dismissed accordingly.”