The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, ASEPA, has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ, to investigate the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah, amid allegations that he was bribed with $5 million to influence the outcome of a court case.

In the letter to CHRAJ, ASEPA contends that the allegations have brought the “name of Judiciary into disrepute and cast a serious slur on justice administration in the country.”

ASEPA feels the alleged conduct of the Chief Justice, “if found to be true, is in serious violation of chapter 24 (Code of conduct for public Officers) and several other provisions in our law.”

“It is therefore important that CHRAJ investigates this matter in accordance with the law and recommend appropriate sanctions in respect of the outcome of the investigations to restore the battered image of the judiciary and any other injury this allegation might have caused,” the letter added.

The Chief Justice has already denied the allegations and has also petitioned the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, to investigate the matter.