Judicial scandal Anas, CJ and AG given 14 days to respond to Dery's suit

The embattled High Court judge is seeking 10 reliefs against Tiger Eye PI, a private investigation firm owned by Anas, the Chief Justice, and the Attorney General, as the first, second and third defendants respectively

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The Supreme Court has given investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas as well as the Chief Justice and Attorney General 14 days to respond to a suit filed by Justice Peter Uuter Dery.

“IN THE NAME OF THE REPUBLICyou are hereby commanded within fourteen days after service on you of the Plaintiff’s Statement of Case, inclusive of the day of service to file or cause to be filed for you, the Defendants’ Statement of Case in an action at the suit of: HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE PAUL UUTER DERY,” the summon directed.

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The embattled High Court judge is seeking 10 reliefs against Tiger Eye PI, a private investigation firm owned by Anas, the Chief Justice, and the Attorney General, as the first, second and third defendants respectively.

Justice Dery, who was indicted in the bribery scandal which has rocked the Judicial Service of Ghana, including 33 other judges and over 80 staff of the judiciary was allegedly caught on camera taking bribe to compromise a case before him.

Justice Paul Derry has prayed the court to declare null and void a petition before the president to have him investigated on allegations of corruption.

According to lawyer for Justice Paul Derry, Nii Kpakpo Addo, they had provided all the requisite address of Tiger PI for service but all efforts have proved furtile so far.

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According to the suit he is relying on Article 146 (8) of the Constitution which states: “All proceedings under this article shall be held in camera, and the Justice or Chairman against whom the petition is made is entitled to be heard in his defense by himself or by a lawyer or other expert of his choice.”

His lawyers are expected to argue that Anas, after petitioning the president to remove him from the bench because of the acts complained about on the video, violated the constitutional provisions by proceeding to make the evidence public.

Justice Dery is also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant, her agents, assigns, servants and successors from any further impeachment proceedings against him.

Click here to find Justice Dery's writ: writ.pdf

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