The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has demanded an impartial, transparent investigation into accusations of bribery leveled against Chief justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah by a Kumasi-based lawyer, Akwasi Afrifa.
The controversy comes after the Kumasi-based lawyer responded to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) after a petition was brought against him by one Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta VI.
In his response, Akwasi Afrifa alleged that the chief told him at the end of July 2020 that friends of his who were highly connected politically had taken him to see the Chief Justice who agreed to help him win his case on the condition that he drops him (Akwesi Afrifa) as the lawyer handling a case for him and engage Akoto Ampaw Esq in his stead.
“He [the chief] further informed me that the Chief Justice had demanded a bribe of USD$5,000,000.00 for a successful outcome of his case and that he had already paid USD$500,000.00 to the Chief Justice”, Akwesi Afrifa alleged Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta VI had told him.
But addressing the press at the party’s headquarters, General Secretary for the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah urged the Chief Justice to step aside for investigations to be launched into the matter.