Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah

A petition filed by Executive Director of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), against the Chief Justice (CJ) on the declaration of assets and liabilities has been dismissed by the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

Mensah Thompson believes Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah since his assumption of the role as an Appeals court judge in 2008 and a judge of the Supreme Court left his assets undeclared contrary to the dictates of the Constitution.

Following preliminary investigations, CHRAJ found “as a fact that the respondent has complied with Article 286 of the constitution by declaring his assets and liabilities to the Auditor-General.”

But the Commission also took into account the fact that Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah had “declared his assets and liabilities at the time the allegations were made and having satisfied the conditions for holding that office then, all be it a late submission, what should be the appropriate action that the commissioner should take in respect of the results of the investigation?”

CHRAJ, therefore, dismissed the complaint “as overtaking, unsubstantiated, and not made out” on the basis that Justice Anin Yeboah has “complied with Article 286, the appropriate action in the circumstances.”