The Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Says it does not trust the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police to thoroughly investigate the Controversial $5M bribery allegation against the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anim Yeboah.
The Party said this is based on a number of cases investigated by the department in relation to top Public Officials in the last four years as the reason for their objection.
The General Secretary Of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, addressing the Media yesterday, Said an investigation by the CID as requested by the Chief Justice would be ineffective.
He added that, recent history of the Police CID with respect to investigations into allegations against high ranking Officials of the Akufo Addo/Bawumia government would not afford the sort of confidence that must be procreated in an investigation such as this considering the elevated position of the person against whom these allegations have been made
Continuing the address, Asiedu Nketiah made a recall on how corruption cases like the Australia Visa fraud Scandal, the Galamsey fraud Scandal, the 500 missing excavators Scandal ended in clear cover-ups when handled by the Police CID.
The General Secretary of the NDC, Said that “the magnitude and gravity of the matter at hand calls for utmost transparency and confidence building which the CID cannot master at the moment”.
The NDC General Secretary, Asiedu Nketiah at the press conference explained that the Chief Justice to step aside temporarily, will allow for a fair investigation to be conducted into the alleged misconduct leveled against the Chief Justice.
His call for the Chief Justice to step aside is of the firm that, Judicial Service’s investigation into the alleged misconduct might be Compromised, giving the reason that the Chief Justice has been vested with the power to Sanction Judicial Officers.
At the Conference, the NDC party called for a Public enquiry into the bribery allegation, saying it is the best approach to establishing the truth
Source: www.kantankatv.com/Abena Fokuo Yeboah