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.