A Judge at the Jasikan Circuit Court in the Oti Region, Alfred Kwabena Asiedu has been removed from office.

The punitive action by the Judicial Council comes after he was found guilty of abuse of power, sexual exploitation, malicious prosecution and impropriety following a petition by one, Singari Diana Sadia.

According to the dismissal letter sighted by Kasapafmonline.com and signed by the Chief Justice, Gertrude Sackey Torkonoo, in line with the Disciplinary Procedures of the Service, the sacked Judge was invited to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the Judicial Council, which had been mandated to investigate the allegation against him.

“The Disciplinary Committee, after investigating the above-mentioned matter, found that you misconducted yourself as a Judge as there was ample evidence that you were involved in an improper relationship with the Petitioner, who had a Divorce case pending before you. The Disciplinary Committee also established the allegation of abuse of power and malicious prosecution against you as you were found to have caused the arrest and prosecution of the Petitioner without justification. The Disciplinary Committee consequently recommended that you should be dismissed.”

“The report of the Disciplinary Committee was, subsequently submitted to the Judicial Council, and at its 279th meeting held on 25th October 2023, the Council adopted the report of the Disciplinary Committee and decided that your above stated actions constituted Stated Misbehaviour.” the letter added.

It further stated: “In accordance with article 151 (1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, all members of the Judicial Council present at the said meeting, resolved that you should be removed from office for Stated Misbehaviour.

“You are therefore removed from Office as a Circuit Court Judge, with immediate effect. You are directed to nand over all official properties in your possession, including your official vehicle, Dockets and Record Books to the Judicial Secretary forthwith. By a copy of this letter, the Director of Human Resource is requested to ensure that your name is deleted from the payroll of the Service with immediate effect.”

Source: Kasapafmonline.com/102.5FM