Ghana ‘bribe-taking’ judges sacked

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has sacked three high court judges – three years after an investigating committee found them to have been involved in alleged corruption.

They had been suspended after the report was released, but it’s unclear why Mr Akufo-Addo chose to act now.

They were part of over 100 judges and court staff implicated in a corruption scandal that shocked Ghana in 2015.

Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, known for his undercover work, caught them on tape taking cash bribes – some demanding sex and others bribes, including goats.

President Akufo-Addo referred the three judges’ case to the police for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The judges – who had already filed a suit at the Ecowas court to challenge their suspension – expressed disappointment at the president’s decision.

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