The Chief Justice is soliciting the assistance of Asawase MP Muntaka Mubarak in investigations into allegations of bribery on the part of a Supreme Court Judge.
On Sunday, the Chief Whip of the NDC Caucus in Parliament alleged that a Supreme Court Judge tried to bribe NDC MPs to vote in favour of Prof. Mike Oquaye as Speaker.
In a press release on Wednesday signed by Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo, the Judiciary “noted with grave concern the remarks of Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka…which have been widely published in the media, alleging that a Justice of the Supreme Court attempted to bribe an NDC female Member of Parliament…”.
This allegation is seen by the Judiciary as “a matter of grave import to the integrity of the judiciary”.
“The Hon Chief Justice is therefore taking steps to solicit the assistance of Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, MP to establish the facts in order that the matter can be dealt with appropriately.”
Following his statement, many people have called for investigations to be conducted into the matter.
Dean of the UPSA Law School Dr Kofi Abotsi also urged the Chief Justice to take the allegation seriously and investigate the issue.
Muntaka Mubarak in a subsequent interview with JoyNews welcomed suggestions of an investigation into the matter. He further stated his readiness to provide evidence to support a probe into the matter.
“That will be right because that gives all of us the opportunity to put some of these things beyond just mentioning, but we will look forward to whatever they want to do,” he said.