Anas' exposé Court hearing case against judicial committee adjourns case

This follows the failure of the AG to serve lawyers for the 14 magistrates who brought the case before the court with their response to the application for injunction. 

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The Court hearing the injunction suit seeking to stop the work of the five member committee investigating allegation of corruption leveled against some judges has adjourned case for the second time.

This follows the failure of the AG to serve lawyers for the 14 magistrates who brought the case before the court with their response to the application for injunction. 

The magistrates  are challenging the process being used by the Chief Justice to look into the allegations of corruption brought against them. 

The case has been adjourned to the 28th of September 2015.

The suit, filed at the Fast Track Division of the Accra Circuit  Court is seeking that the court declares as unconstitutional, the composition of the five- member committee of inquiry formed by the Chief Justice to establish the truth. They are also seeking that the court declares as unconstitutional, the process embarked on by the committee of inquiry.

The court presided over by Justice Gertrude Torkonoo had on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of the case to Friday September 25.

Her reason for the adjournment was to allow lawyers for the magistrates to respond to an application filed the Attorney General (AG) asking for the entire suit filed against the Chief Justice and the Judicial Council to be dismissed.

Meanwhile, one of the accused High Court judges in the recent judicial corruption scandal exposed by investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, is set to drag the Managing Director of Global Cinemas, Ernest Boateng, to court for contempt.

Justice Dery’s suit is on the basis that Mr. Ernest Boateng has advertised his intent to air the judicial corruption exposé at his video center at Weija in Accra.

In a related development, the Court hearing suits in relation to judges alleged  to have engaged in some corrupt practices has dismissed a preliminary objection by lawyers for the fourteen magistrates challenging the  procedure used by Attorney General.

The AG on Monday filed an application asking the court to strike out the the entire case brought by the fourteen lawyers  describing it as frivolous  and unsubstantiated.

According to the judge,Justice Sophia Torkonoo, her decision was based on the fact that the  procedure used by the AG was right by law.

The case has been adjourned to September 29.

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