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Lawyer Afrifa hit with 9 charges over claims against CJ

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Kwasi Afrifa, the lawyer who has accused the Chief Justice of bribery has been hit with nine charges ofr misconduct by the General Legal Council.

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The GLC in a statement said the lawyer failed to provide evidence to back his claims against the Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah when offered the opportunity to.

“That you, having been informed of an alleged unethical conduct in the office of the Chief Justice by your former client, Ogyeedom Obranu Kwasi Atta VI, the Complainant herein, failed to protect the sanctity and integrity of the legal profession by failing to disclose the allegation of bribery against the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana to the Disciplinary Committee of the Judicial Council or any other statutory body for an inquiry,” portions of the statement said.

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The lawyer, Akwasi Afrifa, who has fallen out with his client, claimed his client told him the Chief Justice has requested a bribe of $5 million to tilt justice in his favour in his litigation with Ghana Telecommunications Company and Lands Commission.

The Chief Justice has denied the claims and referred the matter to the CID.

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Below are details of the charges

STATEMENT OF MISCONDUCT

Misconduct in a professional respect, contrary to rule 9(11) of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 (LI. 613) as amended.

PARTICULARS OF MISCONDUCT

That you, having been informed of an alleged unethical conduct in the office of the Chief Justice by your former client, Ogyeedom Obranu Kwasi Atta VI, the Complainant herein, failed to protect the sanctity and integrity of the legal profession by failing to disclose the allegation of bribery against the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana to the Disciplinary Committee of the Judicial Council or any other statutory body for an inquiry.



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