CJ Sets Up Committee to Probe Allegations Against EC’s Top Three Bosses
The Chief Justice, Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, has set up a five-member committee to investigate allegations brought against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, Mr. Amadu Sulley and Mrs. Georgina Opoku-Amankwa.
An official statement, signed by Mr Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong, the Judicial Secretary, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, stated that the action was in line with Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution
It said the Committee, chaired by a Justice of the Supreme Court, consisted of three justices of the Superior Court appointed by the Judicial Council and two other persons appointed by the Chief Justice, on the advice of the Council of State.
The statement explained that that the Committee, would sit in camera, in line with normal practice.
The Committee was established after the Chief Justice determined that there was a prima facie case against the three officials of the Electoral Commission.
“It is the expectation of the Chief Justice and the Judicial Council that the public will treat the Committee with the respect and dignity it deserves as it carries out its constitutional duty and refrain from making any comments that will undermine the work of the Committee, since infractions may amount to contempt,” it advised.