US$5m bribery scandal: Chief Justice, Baffoe-Bonnie, GLC jointly sued by Kwasi Afrifa

• Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah, has been refered to a $5m pay off guarantee

• The GLC accused Kwasi Afrifa of nine counts of offense under the Legal Profession Act 1960 (Act 32)

• The legal advisor has since sued them, including a Supreme Court judge

The Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah (1st litigant), the General Legal Council (second respondent), and Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, an equity of the Supreme Court (third respondent), have been together refered to in a suit brought under the steady gaze of the High Court by legal counselor, Kwasi Afrifa.

In the suit located by GhanaWeb and dated August 24, 2021, the legal advisor is blaming the three respondents for manhandling their office to have him rebuffed for no off-base done. He is in this way asking the court to give him seven reliefs against the litigants of the suit.

Foundation

Kwasi Afrifa had made claims against the Chief Justice in an appeal documented against him at the GLC by a customer called Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV. As indicated by him, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah allegedly requested US$5million from his customer to disregard a great decision a land issue.

“Toward the finish of July 2020, the Petitioner educated me that companions of his who were exceptionally associated politically had taken him to see the Chief Justice who had consented to assist him with winning his case on condition that he drops my goodself as the legal advisor taking care of the case for himself and engage Akoto Ampaw Esq in my stead.

“He further educated me that the Chief Justice had requested a pay off of US$5,000,000 for an effective result to his case and that he had as of now paid US$500,000 to the Chief Justice. He further showed that he was unable to raise the rest of the US$5,000,000 thus I should discount a portion of the GH¢300,000 paid me as expenses since he had in accordance with the guidance of the Chief Justice, engaged Akoto Ampaw Esq as specialist to proceed with the case under the watchful eye of the Supreme Court,” Afrifa said.

In any case, Afrifa, in this most recent suit, expressed that “Before receipt of grievance by the Applicant on eighth July 2021, he got a SMS instant message educating him to show up before the Respondent on fifteenth July 2021.

“At the point when the Applicant showed up before the Respondent on fifteenth July 2021, he became more acquainted with for the absolute first time that the complainant had recorded a further cycle dated thirteenth July 2021, in response to his reaction dated eighth July 2021, which had not been served on him.”

Afrifa clarified further that approximately nine counts were served to him. He argued not liable to every one of them.

“It is against the procedures of fifteenth July 2021, and 29th July 2021, specifically, the nine counts of Professional Misconduct required against the Applicant, that the moment application has been documented supplicating this Honorable Court for the reliefs set out in the movement paper and supporting oath,” the suit read to some extent.

As indicated by Kwasi Afrifa, the litigants (Chief Justice, General Legal Council) are utilizing their force and impact to deal with him when he is honest of the relative multitude of charges evened out against him.

“The first Defendant has been coordinating and controlling the procedures of the second Defendant through his deep rooted companion, the third Defendant because of which the third Defendant has been given data secretly by the first Defendant which data was boldly utilized by the third Defendant at the procedures of the second Defendant,” he composed.

The Plaintiff additionally fights that “it isn’t right, ethically exploitative and morally despicable for the Defendants to independently and in show resort to the utilization of proof not before the second Defendant as the reason for settling with a view to damnifying the Plaintiff in a way occasioning a generous unnatural birth cycle of equity to the Plaintiff.”

Reliefs

Kwasi Afrifa needs “a revelation that it is improper, unlawful impermissible and harmful of the Office of Chief Justice for the first Defendant to utilize the Judicial Secretary of the Judicial Service set up under Article 125 of the Constitution, 1992, as a free arm of government to document a grumbling to the Criminal Investigation Division of the Ghana Police Service at the National Police Headquarters, Accra against the Plaintiff in a matter individual to the first Defendant.”

Also, he needs “a revelation that the lead of the first Defendant in utilizing board individuals from the second Defendant to indict an individual matter against the Plaintiff establishes usurpation of a legal court and an obstruction in the organization of equity and is biased to the conveyance of equity and freedom of the said legal council in opposition to his promise of office, the law and best works on befitting the high office of Chief Justice.”

Thirdly, Kwasi Afrifa is looking for the court “an assertion that the Plaintiff’s reaction to an indicated objection affected, designed and coordinated by the first Defendant utilizing one Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV as a substitute dated first March 2021 to the second Defendant isn’t noteworthy in law and doesn’t break any law and order, practice or solution.”

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Here is the thing that we know so far with regards to the case between Afrifa, the Chief Justice, and the General Legal Council:

GhanaWeb wrote about Wednesday, August 25, 2021, that the legal arm of Ghana’s administration has over the most recent couple of months turned into the purpose in center with some stunning advancements inside that space.

This was after no less an individual than the man sitting at the peak of that arm of government, the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, turned into the subject of debasement charges from a legal counselor by the name Kwasi Afrifa.

Kwasi Afrifa’s charge

These yet-to-be demonstrated charges made by attorney Kwasi Afrifa was contained in a reaction to an appeal recorded against him at the General Legal Council, GLC, by a customer called Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV.

Kwasi Afrifa in addition to other things asserted that the Chief Justice requested US$5million from his customer to ignore a great decision a land issue.

“Toward the finish of July 2020, the Petitioner educated me that companions of his who were profoundly associated politically had taken him to see the Chief Justice who had consented to assist him with winning his case relying on the prerequisite that he drops my great self as the attorney taking care of the case for himself and engage Akoto Ampaw Esq in my stead,” Kwasi Afrifa said.

“He further educated me that the Chief Justice had requested a pay off of US$5,000,000 for a fruitful result to his case and that he had effectively paid US$500,000 to the Chief Justice. He further demonstrated that he was unable to raise the rest of the US$5,000,000 thus I should discount a portion of the GH¢300,000 paid me as expenses since he had in accordance with the counsel of the Chief Justice, engaged Akoto Ampaw Esq as specialist to proceed with the case under the watchful eye of the Supreme Court,” Afrifa added.

Appeal by Ogyeedom

The statements above which has various genuine charges against the Chief Justice were encouraged by a protest recorded by Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV at the GLC over the direct of Akwasi Afrifa who used to be his lawyer. Ogyeedom said that his previous attorney acted in repudiation of GLC rules when he took care of the case “Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta VI v Ghana Telecommunications Co. Ltd” by recommending to him [Ogyeedom] to “give a measure of US$100,000 to empower him to do some available resources (acrobatic)” working on it “so we can get an ideal choice.”

Ogyeedom said he was past conviction that the Supreme Court planned to run in support of himself yet needed to satisfy the interest of his insight as he was a beginner with regards to the equity conveyance framework. In any case, he later understood that he had been scammed and subsequent to eliminating Akwasi Afrifa as his legal advisor put forth attempts to recover installments made to him.

“… so I terminated him from the case and requested that he discount the cash however he has since discounted US$25,000 leaving a surplus of US$75,000 due and attributable to me. All endeavors to recover the sum have fizzled,” Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta VI expressed.

Ogyeedom reacts to Akwasi Afrifa’s charges

Soon after GhanaWeb distributed the narrative of Kwasi Afrifa’s reaction to his grievance at the GLC, the legal counselors for Ogyeedom gave a reaction where they removed themselves from every one of the charges made against him, lawyer Akoto Ampaw and the Chief Justice.

Ogyeedom expressed that he has never in his life had a cooperation with the Chief Justice and that every one of the cases being made by legal advisor Kwasi Afrifa hold no water.

“I unequivocally deny all charges of planned pay off or real pay off against any adjudicator including the Chief Justice whom I have never met or known by and by separated from seeing him in separation from the seat,” the reply said to a limited extent.

“I have since applied for a duplicate of the said reaction to my request against Lawyer Afrifa wherein those creations and claims are supposed to be contained and will suitably respond to the General Legal endless supply of same.”

Boss Justice alludes case to CID

The Chief Justice in an assertion composed for his sake by the Judicial Service additionally exposed charges made against him by Kwasi Afrifa.

He said that beside the court where he typically hears the name of Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta VI when his case is called, he has never met him.

He further alluded the case to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service to lead examinations concerning the matter and open criminal indictments where essential.

“His Lordship the Chief Justice is disheartened that with hardly any proof, his name has been hauled into this shameful and conceivably criminal matter.

“His Lordship further declares that he has not requested or gotten any cash from any individual to impact any choice,” the letter said.

ASEPA petitions CHRAJ

The Alliance for Social

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