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Two justices of the High Court, Justice Kofi Essel Mensah and Justice Francis K Opoku have been removed from office for stated misbehavior.

The two were deemed to have traded justice for money in the infamous Judicial bribery scandal that hit the country late last year.

The Chief Justice Committee constituted to investigate the allegations of bribery found the two justices culpable and recommended their dismissal.

President John Mahama in a letter dated April 12, 2016 accepted the recommendation from the committee by asking the two justices to go home.

A statement signed by the Judicial Secretary Alex Poku-Acheampong said the dismissal takes effect from April 19, 2016.


The two justices on separate occasions collected monies from agents of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tigereye PI Company.

They were part of some 34 justices said to have taken bribes in what became the biggest bribery scandal to hit the country.

There were 22 inferior court judges all of whom have been dismissed with 12 High Court justices involved.

There were some court clerks, officials of the Attorney Generals Department who were also named in the scandal.

The scandal was triggered by an undercover investigation by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Justice Francis K Opoku was said to have engaged in an ex-parte discussion with agents of Anas Aremeyaw Anas Tiger Eye company in respect of the Webajuwa Basilyem Vrs Kapunga Kunimpwah case.

His conduct was in violation of Rule 3(7) of the Code of Ethics for Judges and Magistrates of Ghana.

The statement said the Chief Justice has decided to suspend the determination of the prima facie case against Justice Mustapha Logoh and Peter Dery.

The proceedings against Justice Charles Quist has also been suspended on health grounds.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas has meanwhile written to the Chief Justice saying the addition of Justice Daniel Obeng in the petition was in error.

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See Photos: Kennedy Agyapong caught “pants down”



Documents available to prove the exact opposite of claims made by New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong on Oman Fm’s Boiling Point last Thursday, that Stelin Automotive and Trading Company in 2012 paid only GH¢ 10,000 to clear six (6) Toyota Hilux pick-up vehicles belonging to Mr Ibrahim Mahama’s Engineers & Planners.

“That Stelin Company, we will go after them… Ibrahim imported Hilux. When I talk they say it’s because he is richer than me that’s why I talk about him… Someone whose brother is President, and wants to be President again… this thing he did in 2012 I will talk”, Mr Kennedy Agyapong declared on Oman FM.

“Ibrahim brought in those six Hilux pickups. Do you know the duty Engineers and Planners paid? They paid 10,000 cedis.. I swear to God… I am not against Ibrahim, I am against Steling Company.. I want the customs officer to be interrogated”, he added.

But contrary to the claims made by the lawmaker, documents with receipts sighted showed Stelin Automotive and Trading Company paid GH¢10,424.16 for each of the Toyota Hilux Pick up and not GH¢ 10,000 for all the six (6).

It has been established that the vehicles with chassis numbers MROFR22G3C0679730, MROFR22G679726, MROFR22G679638, MROFR22G679533, MROFR22G679810 and MROFR22G67921 were all cleared at a total cost of GH¢62, 544.96 through Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) Ecobank account.

It is unclear where the maverick lawmaker got his information from but checks at CEPS in Tema further revealed that the amount was paid in full before the vehicles were released to the clearing agent, Stelin Automotive, and Trading Company.

A CEPS official who spoke to on condition of strict anonymity said: “Checks on whether the appropriate duties of vehicles has been paid can be done through the use of Customs SMS code by texting the chassis numbers to the shortcode 1477”.

He revealed that any car whose duty has not been paid will be exposed by the system’s shortcode of 1477.

Though the lawmaker claimed during the political programme his allegations were against Stelin Automotive and Trading Company and not E&P or Ibrahim Mahama, an aide to the businessman in response said the NPP firebrand seems to be obsessed about Mr. Ibrahim Mahama.

“The attacks on Stelin Automotive and Trading Company appeared to be an indirect way of attacking Mr. Ibrahim Mahama because the cars were cleared on behalf of Engineers &Planners Limited”, he stated.

This is not the first time Mr Kennedy Agyapong is making allegations against Mr Ibrahim Mahama which eventually turned out to be false.

Last week, the outspoken lawmaker alleged ‘some impropriety’ in the part of Mr Ibrahim Mahama over the servicing of his cars at the Air Cargo section of the Kotoka International Airport.

Officials of NACOB who supervised the disembarking of the luxury vehicles disputed Mr Kennedy Agyapong’s version of events.

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