Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Ghana: GBA condemns “unsubstantiated allegations of corruption”
These disputes follow growing concerns about the dysfunctional nature and corruption in Ghana's judicial system in the wake of the highly critical reports on its performance by the World Bank and the Open Society Initiative.
The statement also notes with concern the “open confession by a member of the Bar, Chris Ackumey, that he had engaged in the corruption of a Judge. In blatant violation of the laws of the land,” and proposes disciplinary proceedings against him. Ackumey claims that he offered a fellow lawyer money to bribe a judge trying the case of a client. Atuguba, Amaliba, Bimi and Annan have threatened to leave the GBA and former a splinter Bar Association.
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