Twenty-one of the Magistrate and Circuit Court judges implicated in the judicial corruption scandal exposed by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas have been sacked.
One other, has been reprimanded.
This was disclosed by the Chief Justice Theodora Georgina Wood at a press briefing in Accra today. Seven out of 12 High Court judges who were also implicated in the scandal are already serving suspension over same the matter.
Presenting the report of the Judicial Council’s investigations into the scandal that has shaken the foundation of Ghana’s judiciary, Mrs. Georgina Wood noted, however, that the judges who showed remorse following the expose’ will be given severance packages while those who denied their involvement in spite of the evidence against them will be ignored.
After a two-year painstaking investigations, journalist Anas, who operates incognito, petitioned the Chief Justice Georgina Wood to impeach the implicated judges as well as sack over a 100 Judicial Service staff who were filmed receiving bribes to influence judgments in certain cases before their courts.