Judges Interrogation Police in breach of Judicial Service Regulation

Lawyer Ndebugri said criminal proceedings cannot be initiated by the police when they are already being investigated by a committee constituted by the Chief Justice

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Two Justices of the Superior Court will appear before the Criminal Investigations Department for interrogation today.

The Justices  appearance before the CID comes after two others appeared yesterday.

 It is unclear which of them will appear for interrogation today But Captain Nkrabeah Effah Dartey has indicated that his client Justice Ayisi Addo has received an invitation from the police.

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But Lawyer for some of the magistrates John Ndebugri says the police’s action may be in breach of the Judicial Service Regulation which says:

“If criminal proceedings are instituted against a holder of a judicial service post in any court disciplinary proceedings upon any grounds involved in the criminal charges shall not be taken until the conclusion of the criminal proceedings and the determination of any appeal therefrom”

Ndebugri speaking of Joy Fm said criminal proceeding cannot be initiated when the matter is being looked at by a committee constituted by the Chief Justice.

H said things are becoming murky because of the frenzy created by the public.

“It seems to me there is an anxiety to please the public” he said

He argued that the judges also have rights which should be respected.

He also questioned the possibility of starting a criminal case against a judge when he or she has not be properly removed.

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The Criminal Investigation Department is expected to interrogate  Francis K. Opoku, Kwame Ohene-Essel, Ivy Heward-Mills , Asmah Akwasi Asiedu, Yaw Ansu-Gyeabour and Mohammed Ahmed Mustapha.

This Justices John Ajet-Nasam, Paul Uuter Dery, Charles Quist, Kofi Essel-Mensah, Mustapha Habib Logoh, Ernest Obimpeh, and Ayisi Addo.

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