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Judicial scandal: 3 indicted judges cleared of charges

Three of the indicted judges in the corruption expose’ in Ghana’s judiciary by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas have been cleared of the charges brought against them.

The three are, Justices Kaakyire Atta Owusu, Frank Ashitey Addo and Kofi Ahiabor Addi, Starr News’ court correspondent Wilberforce Asare has reported.

They were cleared by the 5-member committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the issue. The committee established that they were victims of a mistaken identity.

A total of 34 judges may face impeachment as the video evidence of their corrupt practices expected to be aired on September 22, entangles them in the damning corruption scandal.

One of the high profile judges, Justice John Ajet-Nassam, a High Court Judge, who freed Alfred Agbesi Woyome in the controversial Gh¢51 million judgment debt scandal was videotaped and audio recorded in separate conversations with suspects or persons acting as agents of suspects before him to compromise big cases.

Other judges are Human Rights Court judge Kofi Essel Mensah and Charles Quist; a High Court Judge.

The over two years painstaking investigations by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas will be released in full in the coming weeks, ahead of a premiere at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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