Chief Justice Mrs. Georgina Wood , has given
the ten High court judges involved in the latest
judicial corruption scandal up to Monday
September 14 to respond to her petition on
their role in the scandal.
A latest Bribery and Corruption scandal in the
Judiciary; a product of ace journalist , Anas
Aremeyaw Anas has implicated 34 judges who
were caught on camera taking bribes and
extorting money from litigants .
Even though 12 High Court judges were
named , two of them ; Justice Alhaji Mohammed
Ahmed Mustapha and Justice Yaw Ansu –
Gyeabuor have retired according to a
statement from the Judicial council .
The statement signed by the Judicial Secretary
Justice Alex B . Poku -Acheampong , said “ the
attention of the president has been drawn to
this fact. In view of their status as retired
Justices, the two are not subject to the
impeachment proceedings provided under
Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution. “
Per the statement , the Chief Justice Georgina
Theodora Wood “in accordance with Article
146 (3 ) would determine whether there is a
prima facie case against” the ten High Court
judges mentioned below.
Justice Frank Opoku
Justice Charles Quist
Justice Kofi Essel Mensah
Justice Mustapha Logoh
Justice Uuter P . Dery
Justice John Ajet -Nasam
Justice Kwame Ohene Essel
Justice Ernest Obimpeh
Justice Ivy Heward-Mills
Justice Gilbet Ayisi -Addo
The statement further added that “among the
22 Circuit Court Judges and Magistrates who
were referred to the Chief Justice to be dealt
with in accordance with Article 151 of the
1992 Constitution, two (2 ) have since April 1,
2015 been elevated to the High Court. As such,
they cannot be brought under the provisions
governing the Lower Court Judges .”
“ The Chief Justice has therefore re- submitted
the petition against the two Justices ( Justice
Daniel Obeng and Justice Asmah Akwasi Asiedu )
to the President for directives . “
The Circuit Court Judges and Magistrates
Florence K. Ninepence Otoo
Alex Obeng Asante
Emmanuel K. Sunu
Benjamin Y . Osei
Baptist Kodwo Filson
Courage Ofori Afriyie
Seyram T. Y . Azumah
Michael Boamah Gyamfi
Paul K . Alhassan
Kaakyire Atta Owusu
Alfred K .A . Mensah
Frank Kingsley Oppong
Isaac K. Amoah
Revealed: Why UK freed Nayele Ametefe after serving 3 years of her 8-year jail time
Drug Queen Nayele Ametefe has been released from jail having served only three years out of her 8 and a half years sentence for narcotics peddling and trafficking.
We learnt she was released days ago on parole for showing extraordinarily good behaviour throughout her 3 years in prison, even though she has 5 and a half years to go.
Parole is a temporary release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions before the completion of the maximum sentence period, originating from the French ‘parole’.
The Ghanaian who also hold an Austrian passport pleaded guilty to carrying 12 kilos of cocaine to the United Kingdom was been sentenced to eight years, eight months’ imprisonment.
Nayele Ametefe was sentenced on her own plea by the Isleworth Crown Court in London. The sentence was discounted because of her early guilty plea. Nayele appeared in court well dressed and looked indifferent when the sentence was handed down on her head.
The prosecutors told the court Nayele had $23,000 and an additional 6,000 Pounds in her handbag when she was arrested. The money was payment for her courier services.
According to the prosecutors, Nayele Ametefe was carting the cocaine to South America. Her travel itinerary, the court was told indicated that she was leaving the United Kingdom two days after her arrival, for the Dominican Republic.
The 12 kilograms of cocaine was, therefore, not meant to be consumed in the UK.
In his submission for mitigation, lawyer for Nayele told the court she came from an underprivileged home and married a spare parts dealer at Ghana’s famous spare-parts market, Abossey Okai.
She has three children, the first being 16 years old. Her marriage broke down and she has been a single mother.
According to the lawyer, Nayele came into contact with powerful people in 2004 and her life changed dramatically. She travelled extensively with influential people as their companion.
The lawyer said Nayele has remained connected to powerful people in authority who are currently in power in Ghana.
She was forced by circumstances to engage in transporting drugs to support her newly attained high-class lifestyle and to take care of her three children, the lawyer said.
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