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Four more judges suspended over graft scandal

Publish date: 14 May 2018
Issue Number: 773
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Ghana

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended four High Court judges after a special committee found them guilty of corruption. BBC News reports that they were caught on tape taking bribes in exchange for influencing the outcome of court cases. As previously reported in Legalbrief Today, the scandal was exposed by an undercover journalist in 2015. More than 20 judges and 170 judicial officers were implicated in the country's biggest corruption scandal. Twenty judges and magistrates have already been found guilty of bribery and dismissed from their jobs.

Full BBC News report