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Judges drag Sosu before GLC over ‘political Judges’ comment

The Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana (AMJG) is with immediate effect dragging Member of Parliament for Madina Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu before the General Legal Council for Professional Misconduct.

According to the Association, it has noted with grave concern and dismay the Statement by Lawyer Sosu, that there are Judges who he calls “Political Judges”.

“Having regard to the seriousness which the AMJG takes this statement and its potential to do undue damage to the image of the Judiciary, the Association is lodging a formal complaint against Honourable Sosu to the General Legal Council immediately for his unprofessional statement and utterances which have the potential to tarnish the image of the Judiciary as a whole,” the president of AMJG Justice Henry Anthony Kwoffie noted.

The legislator is said to have made a statement to the effect that some Judges seek refuge and hide behind political parties and behave as “Political Judges.

The said statement quoted in parts that, “if you make yourself a political Judge you will be treated politically and your tenure of office will run with the political party that you favour”

Responding to the statement, the AMJG said, it finds this statement of Honourable Sosu against Judges as unfortunate, reckless and misguided, coming as it is from a Member of Parliament and a Lawyer who should know better.

The questions the AMJG would like to ask Honourable Sosu and his ilk are: a) Who is a political Judge?

b) Who determines who is a political Judge and by what criteria is the determination made?

c) Who are the so-called political Judges?

The Association considers this statement of Honourable Sosu as deliberate and calculated to create disaffection against the Judiciary and an attempt to scandalize the Judiciary and we condemn the said statement in no uncertain terms.

Judges do not determine which cases are filed or put before them for hearing. The statement of Honourable Francis Xavier Sosu is an attempt to intimidate Judges who are doing nothing other than their normal work. The Association takes a serious view of the statement of Honourable Sosu and considers it very unprofessional from a lawyer and an unprovoked attack on the Judiciary.

Having regard to the seriousness which the AMJG takes this statement and its potential to do undue damage to the image of the Judiciary, the Association is lodging a formal complaint against Honourable Sosu to the General Legal Council immediately for his unprofessional statement and utterances which have the potential to tarnish the image of the Judiciary as a whole.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

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