High court to hear injunction case today

The High Court will today hear an application for interlocutory injunction brought by 14 magistrates indicted in the Anas corruption expose against the Judicial Service.
The magistrates are questioning the legality of the procedure employed by Judicial Service to suspend them as well as to investigate allegations of corruption against them.
They argue that the investigative committee does not have the authority to sanction them and adding that it is only a court of competent jurisdiction that must try them before any sanction from the service. An investigative piece by investigative Journalist Anas Aremyaw Anas has revealed possible widespread corruption in the judiciary. Some judges and staff of the Judicial Service were allegedly caught on tape receiving varying amounts of bribe.
The committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the allegations last Friday suspended its sittings due to the pending court applications.
One of the lawyers of the judges, Mark Diamond had said “we were saying that the procedure being used and the constitution of the panel itself is not in accordance with the law so we are asking that the matter be looked into.” He said “as at last week they [Judicial Committee] were not aware [of the application] but now they’ve been served and they are now aware of the application. So they are under obligation by law to wait until the application is heard before they continue.”

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