Per the allegations made by the MP for Asawase, Mohammed Muntaka-Mubarak saying that a Justice of the Supreme Court attempted bribing a female NDC MP to vote for Professor Mike Oquaye in the election of Speaker for Ghana’s 8th Parliament, the Office of the Judicial Secretary has come out with a statement.
In a statement signed by Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo, the Judiciary Secretary, the Office said; “The general public is hereby assured that the Hon. Chief Justice considers this allegation of impropriety a matter of grave import to the integrity of the Judiciary.”According to the statement, the Chief Justice has begun taking steps to seek the assistance of the MP for Asawase to establish the facts in order that the matter can be dealt with appropriately.
It went on to state that the public will be notified of any further developments on the matter in due course.On Sunday, January 10, 2021, Mohammed Muntaka in an interview on Joy News alleged that a Supreme Court judge called a female MP-elect of the NDC and persuaded her to vote against the NDC’s nominee for Speaker of the 8th Parliament.“Shamefully, a Supreme Court Judge calls a colleague lady, telling her what they will give her. She has children, they will help her take care of her children. She can take fuel from a filling station for the four years,” Muntaka said.