Remove Judge Agyei Addo from office – Akufo-Addo made a petition

An entrepreneur has petitioned President Akufo-Addo demanding the removal of Justice Gifty Agyei Addo from office as a High Court judge.

Marian O’Sullivan accuses the judiciary of abusing its office and privileges, of obtaining a judgment from the High Court on the basis of a false document and of interfering in a case before the High Court.

Justice Addo is one of 11 justices currently being considered by the president for appointment as a judge on the Court of Appeals.

Ms O’Sullivan, however, says she is unfit to remain a High Court judge for alleged misconduct.

She alleges that in March 2022 the High Court Judge sent thugs to demolish a fence wall being built by Mariville Homes Estate, a company run by the businesswoman.

The judge’s husband reportedly sued Mariville Homes Estate over the land dispute, but the court ruled that a site plan attached to the writ to show the judge owned the land could not have been prepared by the company.

The businessman argues that this proves that the judge, through her husband, lied in court and is therefore unfit to perform her duties.

According to Ghana’s constitution, when the President receives such a petition, he is bound to refer it to the Chief Justice, who will determine whether, on the face of it, the allegation can be accepted as true, unless proven otherwise.

Where the Chief Justice finds this to be the case, he shall appoint a committee consisting of three superior court judges or regional court presidents or both, appointed by the Judicial Council and two other persons who are not members. advice. of State, nor parliamentarians, nor lawyers, and who will be appointed by him on the advice of the Council of State” to investigate the case.

This committee will investigate and make its recommendations to the Chief Justice, who will forward it to the President.

Elna M. Lemons