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The Chief Justice, Gertrude Torkornoo, has issued a directive to all judges regarding the jurisdiction of police prosecutors in handling cases.

This directive comes in response to a letter from the Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, indicating that police prosecutors are now restricted from prosecuting cases with a monetary value exceeding GH¢500,000.

The Attorney-General's communication specified that cases exceeding this limit should be referred to the Office of the Attorney General for further review and guidance.

Concerned about instances where lower court judges were unaware of these limits, the Director of Public Prosecutions informed the Attorney-General, prompting the issuance of this directive to ensure compliance among judges.

Following this directive, the Chief Justice has duly informed judges to take note and strictly adhere to it.

"I write with reference to the attached letter from the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice dated 7th February 2024 on the above-mentioned subject."

"The Attorney-General is by the said letter notifying the Service that, Police Prosecutors have been directed to prosecute cases with monetary value not exceeding the amount of GH4500,000.00. The letter further indicates that any case with a monetary value above this limit must be referred to the Office of the Attorney-General for study and advice."

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