As condemnations continue to trail the recent revelation of bribery scandal rocking the Ghanaian judiciary, Kweku Ansah Asare former director of the Ghana School of Law, has called for the resignation of Georgina Theodora Wood, the chief justice, , saying she must bear the brunt of all the allegations leveled against the judiciary.
“If this thing had happened in Britain or America or Germany, the head of the judiciary would have tendered in his or her resignation. It is a matter of principle…the buck must stop on her desk.”, he said.
An almost two-year investigative work by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has shaken to the core, the judicial arm of government, with 34 justices implicated.
In her response to this revelation, the chief justice set up a committee that is looking into the involvement of the high and lower court judges as well as some court officials.
Twenty-two circuit court justices and magistrates have already been interdicted with ten high court justices given a September 14 deadline to submit responses to the allegations.
But revealing how strict and principled Wood is, Asare insists that she should wig down in the face of the allegations against her officers.“If what Anas did was all credit, she would have taken all the credit, so if it is dishonourable, she must accept it.”, he said.
He is however optimistic that Ghana is going to come out the better, “but it depends on how we are able to handle and manage this delicate issue.”, he warned.
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