Anas and Dery Meet At CJ C’ttee Hearing


A five-member Supreme Court panel presided over by Justice Julius Ansah, yesterday, in a unanimous decision dismissed an application by embattled High Court justices – Paul Dery, Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh and Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo – who were challenging the capacity of Tiger Eye PI to petition the President, John Dramani Mahama, for their removal over the judicial corruption scandal.

Amongst other things, the judgment, which was read by Justice Akamba chided the Plaintiff for making “unwarranted academic conjectures” by calling Tiger Eye a non-existent company.

The judgment also considered their suit as a “ruse meant to sway us from the substantive issue.”

Calling the plaintiffs’ action as “uninformed and unwarranted”, the final judgement said “the Plaintiffs’ action fails and is dismissed.”

Counsel for Anas, Kissi Agyabeng of Cromwell Gray LLP said in an interview after the judgment that he was happy about the unanimous decision that had brought them the victory and added that he and his firm are always prepared to defend their client, with ease any day and in any forum.

“We are prepared for any legal battle on this judicial scandal. We have carefully gone through the video evidence and we know as a matter of fact that our client (Anas) has always been on the right course”, he asserted.

“The suit represents a classic case of a solution in search of a problem whereby the plaintiffs purported to create non-existent problems in respect of the identify of the person who petitioned the President for their removal as justices of the superior courts as a ruse to prolong the disciplinary proceedings against them,” Kissi Agyabeng added.

More so, signals picked from the judiciary are that Paul Dery would in the coming week come face-to-face with Anas at the Chief Justice’s Committee set up to investigate the judiciary scandal.

Justice Dery had sued praying the court for a declaration that Tiger Eye PI has no capacity to file a petition for his removal from office on the grounds that the company is not a registered entity and, therefore, has no legal personality. The applicants were asking the court to declare that Tiger Eye PI is not licensed to carry out investigations under the laws of Ghana.

They were also seeking a declaration that the audio-visual recordings and the transcripts thereof were fraudulently and unlawfully obtained by Tiger Eye PI.

Source: Ghana/

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