Muntaka retracts, apologizes for bribery allegation against SC judge

06/02/2021

The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has apologized and retracted bribery allegations against a justice of the Supreme Court.

The Minority Chief Whip after the election of the Speaker of Parliament alleged that a Supreme Court judge had called a female NDC MP to influence her to vote in for Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye.

“So shamefully, a Supreme Court Judge calls a colleague lady, telling her what they will give her. She has children, they will help her take care of her children. She can take fuel from a filling station for the four years [should she vote for Prof. Oquaye],” Muntaka had earlier stated in an interview on Joy News.

The Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah had stated that the judiciary had taken a serious view of the allegations and was investigating the claims.

But in a statement on Saturday, Muntaka said “admittedly because I did not specifically name any judge, this may have had the effect of scandalizing the judiciary in its entirety. This unintended consequence is deeply regretted. I, therefore, wish to respectfully retract some and apologize for the harm done to the image and reputation of my Lord Justices of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary as a whole.”

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