Ghana suspends seven high court judges over bribery allegations

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama arrives at the Elysee Palace on October 5, 2015 in ParisGhana has suspended seven high court judges, on top of the 22 junior judges and magistrates already sanctioned over graft allegations after an undercover journalist claimed he had filmed them taking bribes. Last month, 22 circuit judges and magistrates were suspended, and 12 high court judges were placed under investigation, after they were accused of being bought off. “On the advice of the judicial council, the Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur…on Friday, October 2, 2015 suspended from office with immediate effect, seven out of the 12 justices of the high court on grounds of stated misbehaviour,” the judicial service said in a statement.

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