Chief Justice, Georgina Woode, has promised more action to protect the integrity of the judiciary after she dismissed 20 circuit and magistrate court judges over allegations of bribery and corruption.
The judges are among more than 130 staff of the judicial service implicated in an undercover investigation by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
On Monday, the Judicial Council announced the decision to dismiss the lower court judges following recommendations of a committee set up by Chief Justice to investigate the judicial scandal.
Madam Georgina Woode says no one will be shielded.
“We would like to assure the general public that the Judicial Council is determined to take prompt, resolute and necessary measures to ensure the integrity of the Judiciary and the Judicial Service as we are fully committed to redeeming the image of the Judiciary,” the Chief Justice said.
The five0member committee, chaired by Justice Sophia Adiyira, that investigated the scandal, submitted its work to the Judicial Council Monday after the decision to suspend them was taken.
Some 22 lower court judges and 12 High Court judges were captured in Anas’ two-year investigative piece, allegedly taking bribes to influence justice.
But one of them was left off the hook, since according to the Judicial Council he was mistakenly added to the list. This brought the number to 21.