Dismissed judge drags Judicial Service and CJ to court

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The dismissed judge of the Jasikan Circuit Court who was dismissed by the Chief Justice following the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee of the Judicial Service has dragged the Chief Justice to court to seek redress. Alfred Kwabena Asiedu who was dismissed by the Chief Justice has dragged the Judicial Service and the Chief Justice to court to reverse his dismissal.

Alfred Kwabena Asiedu was dismissed for misconduct after a petition was filed against him by a woman whose case was pending before him. The petitioner, Singari Diana Sadia, petitioned the Chief Justice on January 16, 2023, accusing the judge of abuse of power and sexual exploitation. He was subsequently called to appear before the Disciplinary Committee, which led to his dismissal.

Read the petition by Diana Singari Sadia against Alfred Kwabena Asiedu that led to his dismissal

Petition by Diana Singari Sadia against Kwabena Asiedu
Petition by Diana Singari Sadia against Kwabena Asiedu

He earlier denied the accusation levelled against him by the petitioner, saying it is “false and clearly made out the figment of the illusioned imagination of the petitioner”.

Kwabena Asiedu then went ahead to allege that some of his colleagues aided the woman in trumping up lies against him. He accused staff of the Dambai District Court of aiding the woman to make the petition against him.

“My checks indicate that the Petitioner was aided by a staff of the Dambai District Court to make this petition and the staff of the Complaint Unit unfortunately played along with them. I have come to believe the result of my checks from how the covering letter on the Petition is couched and the Petition despatched to me,” Alfred Kwabena Asiedu.

In his suit which has the Judicial Service as the first respondent and the Chief Justice as the second respondent, the dismissed judge is seeking to reverse his dismissal, saying it is “unlawful”

According to the suit, he wants “A declaration that the removal of the Applicant from office as a Circuit Court judge as contained in the letter signed by the 2nd Respondent dated I3th November 2023 is unlawful.”

“A declaration that both the Disciplinary Committee and the Judicial Council acted ultra vires when they made a finding of malicious prosecution against the Applicant, and a declaration that the said findings of the two bodies are patent error of law on the face of record and same liable to be quashed by the supervisory powers of this Court.”

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