CHIEF JUSTICE SETS UP COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE EC CHAIR AND TWO DEPUTIES

The general public is hereby informed that Her Ladyship The Chief Justice, Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, in accordance with Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution, has set up a five-member committee to investigate allegations brought against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, Mr. Amadu Sulley and Mrs. Georgina Opoku-Amankwa.
 
The Committee which will sit in camera in line with normal practice, consists of three justices of the Superior Court appointed by the Judicial Council and two other persons appointed by the Chief Justice, on the advice of the Council of State. The Committee is chaired by a Justice of the Supreme Court.
 
The Committee was established after the Chief Justice determined that there was a prima facie case against the three officials of the Electoral Commission.
 
It is the expectation of the Chief Justice and the Judicial Council that the public will treat the Committee with the respect and dignity it deserves as it carries out its constitutional duty and refrain from making any comments that will undermine the work of the Committee, since infractions may amount to contempt.

 

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JUSTICE ALEX B. POKU-ACHEAMPONG

JUDICIAL SECRETARY

JUDICIAL SERVICE OF GHANA

P.O. Box GP 119, Accra

Tel: (+233) 0302-663951, 663954, 666671

LAW COURT COMPLEX ACCRA

Tel: (+233) 0302-748100, 748101, 748102

 

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