Speaker election: Allegation of attempted bribery by judge will be dealt with
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Speaker election: Allegation of attempted bribery by judge will be dealt with


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The Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah says the judiciary is in the process of getting information from the Member of Parliament for Asawase, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak following bribery allegations made by the legislator against an unnamed justice of the Supreme Court.
Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak last week alleged in an interview that a justice of the Supreme Court made an offer of some freebies and privileges to a female National Democratic Congress MP, urging her to vote for the New Patriotic Party's nominee, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye against the National Democratic Congress' Alban Bagbin during the election of a speaker for the 8th Parliament.
"The general public is hereby assured that the Hon. Chief Justice considers this allegation of impropriety a matter of grave import to the integrity of the Judiciary. The Hon. Chief Justice is therefore taking steps to solicit the assistance of Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka MP, to establish the facts in order that the matter can be dealt with appropriately," the Chief Justice indicated statement signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo.


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