Sam Okudzeto, a well-known private legal practitioner, has slammed Dormaahene Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II for requesting that the state drop its criminal case against Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson.
He called the High Court judge’s remarks “senseless” and said they should be used to remove him from the bench.
“To me, it is repugnant, it is senseless for a sitting High Court judge to stand on a public platform [and] make utterances of that nature. This is my view, if I were [to be] sitting in that Disciplinary Committee on the Judicial Council, I would have asked him to resign or asked that he be sacked as a judge. That is what I would have done,” Mr. Okudzeto who is a member of the General Legal Council stated in an interview on Joy FM.
“I was surprised that as a sitting High Court judge, he should make such statements of that nature, particularly in public. I was actually shocked because I will never dream of making statements of that nature. I think it is shocking. If he felt anything was wrong, he should have rather sought that person in private and maybe make a suggestion to him, which of course, it is the power of the Attorney-General to do what he decides to do, I don’t think anybody has authority to tell him what to do.”