Chief Justice dismisses judge for having affair with petitioner in a divorce case, causing her arrest

In response to a ruling by the Judicial Council, Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo expelled Alfred Kwabena Asiedu from the Circuit Court for Jasikan.

The Chief Justice stated in a letter dated November 13, 2023, that her decision was based on a disciplinary committee report that confirmed accusations of the judge’s misconduct, abuse of authority, and malicious prosecution.

“I write with reference to the petition of abuse of power, sexual exploitation, malicious prosecution and impropriety against you, received from one Singari Diana Sadia, dated 16th January 2023.

“In line with the Disciplinary Procedures of the Service, you were invited to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the Judicial Council, which had been mandated to investigate the allegations against you.

“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 letter said.

Chief Justice dismisses judge for having affair with petitioner in a divorce case, causing her arrest

The letter stated that after establishing the charge against the judge, the Judicial Council unanimously decided to remove him in accordance with Article 151 (1) of the 1992 Constitution on October 25, 2023, after agreeing that his actions did, in fact, amount to misbehavior.

“You are therefore removed from Office as a Circuit Court Judge, with immediate effect. You are directed to hand over all official properties in you: 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,“ the Chief Justice ordered.

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