Don’t be like ‘unfair’ Georgina Wood who accepted Anas’ ‘bogus, fraudulent’ video – Nkrabea Effah to new CJ

A New Patriotic Party(NPP) lawyer, Nkrabea Effah Dartey has advised new Chief Justice (CJ) Justice Enin Yeboah not be like his ‘unfair’ predecessor who used Anas’ “bogus, fraudulent” judges video against judges.

He is, therefore, calling on the new CJ to finally solve all cases against judges affected by Anas Aremeyaw Anas investigations once and for all.

In an article piece sighted by MyNewsGH.com, the NPP lawyer said video from Anas Aremeyaw Anas investigations is “bogus and fraudulent”.

According to him, former Chief Justice, Georgina Wood was unfair to judges.

“Put your foot down and finally solve the problem of the many judges who were affected by the bogus fraudulent Anas expose. I honestly believe that your predecessor judge Georgina Wood was most unfair in her treatment to them – their lawsuits against the judicial service got mixed up in adjournments, dockets not being traceable and so on. It is very bad.” He wrote.

“Petitions against wrongdoing are rife and you are the final authority to deal with them. Please, my lord, ensure that petitions against judges are thoroughly investigated, under a Certificate of Urgency, and decisions taken on them. I felt very sad when I met a judge at Asamankese walking in Accra, and I screamed: “My lord!!” And he said, “Oh Captain, haven’t you heard my story?” Apparently some negative allegation had led to interdiction and he had been appearing before disciplinary committees more than two years running.” He added.

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“Your very first priority must be how to get state of the art High Court Complexes for the new Regional capitals, especially Goaso, Sefwi Wiawso, Danbei, Damango and Nalerigu. It is better cheaper and more economical to build than to operate in rented quarters. Within two years from now you must commission all these projects.

The next priority must be a critical look at legal education in Ghana. My lord, the population of Ghana is over 30 million, and you know very well that LAW is the pillar of the society. We need to produce a minimum of 1000 lawyers every year in order to cope with the pace of development.

As Chairman of the General Legal Council, I recommend very strongly that you put in measures to ensure that the doors of the Ghana School of Law will be opened wider so that more people can pass through to become lawyers.

My lord Chief Justice, some of your Judges keep far too long at one station, and that encourages corruption. If you put Mr. X to a place, like Berekum, as Circuit Court Judge and you allow him to sit there for four five six years, he gets so familiar with literally everybody there so that dispensing justice becomes skewed. Why should a High Court judge sit in the same chair for four five six years? Why not transfer him to Dambai or Sekondi?

Petitions against wrongdoing are rife and you are the final authority to deal with them. Please, my lord, ensure that petitions against judges are thoroughly investigated, under a Certificate of Urgency, and decisions taken on them. I felt very sad when I met a judge at Asamankese walking in Accra, and I screamed: “My lord!!” And he said, “Oh Captain, haven’t you heard my story?” Apparently some negative allegation had led to interdiction and he had been appearing before disciplinary committees more than two years running.”