Private legal practitioner and professor of Accounting, Prof. Kwaku Asare aka Kwaku Azar, has commended the Judiciary for its decision to investigate the bribery allegation against a judge of the Supreme Court.
The outspoken lawyer says the decision to probe the matter is commendable because no serious country will allow such an allegation to go without an investigation.
He is however suggesting an independent body to investigate the matter to ensure the credibility of the investigation.
He said just as an independent panel probed the murder of some three judges, the same approach must be adopted in probing the allegation leveled against a judge by a sitting MP, Muntaka Mubarak, the MP for Asawase constituency.
“To add credibility to the investigation, I urge that the investigation should be done by an independent panel, similar to the Special Investigation Board set up to inquire into the murder of the 3 judges and the retired army officer.”
Read his opinion below
The Judiciary must be commended for initiating investigations into the rather serious allegation that a Supreme Court Justice attempted to bribe an MP in the case of electing the Speaker of the 8th Parliament.
This action is in line with our call for a thorough, independent investigation. No serious country allows such allegations to just hang out there.
An investigation is a neutral exercise aimed at finding the truth, protecting the innocent, exposing the guilty and falsehoods and building trust in our institutions. It should be welcome by all.
To add credibility to the investigation, I urge that the investigation should be done by an independent panel, similar to the Special Investigation Board set up to inquire into the murder of the 3 judges and the retired army officer.
#SALL is the cardinal sin of the 8th Parliament. Not only is a quick remedy needed but also a full investigation is needed to find out how such a sin could be committed before our very eyes.