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FULL TEXT: Sex, cattle, arrest – The 2-page petition that led to dismissal of judge

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The CJ stated that the dismissal was based on a Judicial Council decision after a petition against the judge run its full course.

A disciplinary committee report, the letter noted, had established allegations of abuse of power, malicious prosecution and impropriety against the judge.

“I write with reference to the petition of abuse of power, sexual exploitation, malicious prosecution and impropriety against you, received from one Singari Diana Sadia, dated 16th January 2023.

“In line with the Disciplinary Procedures of the Service, you were invited to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the Judicial Council, which had been mandated to investigate the allegations against you,” the letter read in part.

A copy of the original petition as filed by the petitioner has since been published by Accra-based Citi FM.

It contained among other allegations, the judge having had sex with the petitioner, contracted her to buy cattle on his behalf, their relationship going sour at a point and in the process of retrieving his cattle, the judge causing her arrest along with another person.

Read the full petition below:

Other portions of the dismissal letter read:

“The Disciplinary Committee, after investigating the above-mentioned matter, found that you misconducted yourself as a Judge as there was ample evidence that you were involved in an improper relationship with the Petitioner, who had a Divorce case pending before you.

“The Disciplinary Committee also established the allegation of abuse of power and malicious prosecution against you as you were found to have caused the arrest and prosecution of the Petitioner without justification. The Disciplinary Committee consequently recommended that you should be dismissed,” the letter said.

The letter noted that having established the allegation against the judge, the Judicial Council in a meeting on October 25, 2023, agreed that his conduct indeed amounted to misbehaviour and subsequently resolved unanimously in line with Article 151 (1) of the 1992 Constitution for his dismissal.

“You are therefore removed from Office as a Circuit Court Judge, with immediate effect. You are directed to hand over all official properties in you: possession, including your official vehicle, Dockets and Record Books to the Judicial Secretary forthwith.

“By a copy of this letter, the Director of Human Resource is requested to ensure that your name is deleted from the payroll of the Service with immediate effect,“ the Chief Justice ordered.

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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