Prove bribery claims or apologise to judiciary – GBA to Muntaka

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The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has asked the Member of Parliament for Asawase, Mubarak Muntaka, to either substantiate an allegation against a judge or retract same and apologise to the Justices of the Supreme Court in particular, and the Judiciary in general.

The lawmaker in a TV interview made an allegation of bribery against a Supreme Court Judge relative to the election of the Speaker of Parliament on On Sunday 10th January 2021.

A statement signed by the National President for the GBA, Anthony Forson Jnr, stated that the the association finds the finds the comments totally unacceptable.

The association has since called on the Member of Parliament to either provide a prove of the allegation or retract and apologise to the Justices of the Supreme Court in particular.

“The GBA wishes to state that even though the 1992 Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, that freedom should be exercised with circumspection and should not be used to incite hatred or to subject the Judiciary to ridicule and contempt”, the statement added.

The GBA has called on Ghanaians to be circumspect with respect to statements made regarding public officers and persons occupying positions of trust.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa