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Bribery allegation: Akufo-Addo dismisses ASEPA’s petition to sack Chief Justice

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has ousted the petition brought before him by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) exhorting the removal of Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah from office because of bribery allegations ironed against the latter.

In a letter to ASEPA, the president announced there was no footing for the petition for the disposal of the Chief Justice.

“The petition is dismissed accordingly,” the president added in the letter.

Akufo-Addo also said the petition was founded on “third hand and fourth hand hearsay”.

“The petition is devoid of any basis warranting the setting up of a committee under Article 146 (6) to undertake the very serious business of removing a Chief Justice from office.”

The President further felt that going forward with a probe “will violate legally acceptable standards of fairness and weaken the efficacy of the top echelon of the Judiciary.”

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