Report corrupt judges, judicial staff – Chief Justice

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The Chief Justice has urged the public to report any judge or officer

of the judicial service who demands money as a condition to bail

suspects or misconducts him or herself in the administration of


Mrs Georgina Wood made the call as part of efforts to purge the

judicial service of perceived corruption.

Speaking on behalf of the Chief Justice in Asokwa sub-metro in Kumasi,

an Appeals Court Judge, Justice Dennis Adjei said the judicial service

takes the perceived corruption in the judiciary very seriously.

"The aim of the Chief Justice is that the courts must promote

integrity. She was not happy at all when the Afro-barometer that the

perception is that the judiciary is corrupt. Since then the Chief

Justice has set in motion efforts to curb the perceived corruption in

the judicial service", said Justice Adjei.

The alarming findings from Afro barometer report released in December

2014 suggested that Ghanaians perceive corruption among Judges and

magistrates stood at 85%.

Justice Adjei said corruption perception hurts the image of the the

Institution, adding the public has a role to play in ridding the

service of corrupt officials.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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