The Chief Justice has approached Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak to aid examinations concerning pay off claims against a Supreme Court Judge.
On Sunday, the Chief Whip of the NDC Caucus in Parliament affirmed that a Supreme Court Judge attempted to pay off NDC MPs to cast a ballot for Prof. Mike Oquaye as Speaker.
In an official statement 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.”