Ghana’s Judicial Council suspends 22 judges

first_imgGhanaian judicial council says it has suspended 22 judges and magistrates allegedly implicated in corrupt practices.The suspended are reported to have been captured on video receiving the bribes.The council also said that it is probing the conducts of 12 high court judges and several other court officials who had been mentioned in the videos that were recorder by undercover agents.Reports have emerged that a local investigative journalist had captured over 180 officials receiving bribes and went ahead to publicise some of those clips, petitioning President John Mahama to remove the judges from office.Following this expose, the Judicial Council held an emergency meeting and recommended that the 22 junior judges be suspended as part of an investigation process.Ghana has been riddled with cases of massive corruption over the yearslast_img read more