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Ghana suspends 22 judges over bribery

Ghanaian authorities have suspended 22 junior judges accused of bribery after they were captured on video, the judicial secretary, said in a statement.

The statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday also said the Judicial Council was probing the conduct of 12 high court judges and several other court officials, who had been mentioned in the video.

“The council fully reckons that the perception or actuality of corruption in the judiciary undermines confidence in the institution and cannot be tolerated to continue in any shape or form, hence the need to act with utmost dispatch,’’ the statement stated.

It further stated that the suspension would pave way for further investigation.
The video, which was recorded by undercover agents and released by an investigative journalist, prompted calls for the sack of the affected persons.

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