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EC probe: CJ warns public against contemptuous comments against Committee

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has served notice that any person who makes comments that undermine the work of a Committee tasked to investigate the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and her two deputies will be cited for contempt.

Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong, released a statement Monday formally announcing the constitution of the five-member committee probing Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, over corruption allegations and abuse of power.

“It is the expectation of the Chief Justice and the Judicial Council that the public will treat the Committee with the respect and dignity it deserves, as it carries out its constitutional duty and refrain from making comments that will undermine the work of the Committee, since infractions may amount to contempt,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the Committee will sit in camera, “in line with normal practice.”

The five-member inquisitorial committee consists of three Justices of the Superior Court appointed by the Judicial Council, and two other persons appointed by the Chief Justice, on the advice of the Council of State.

 

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com

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