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19 judicial service workers sacked over Anas exposé

19 Judicial Service staff have been sacked by the Judicial Council for their involvement in the judicial corruption scandal.

The workers include court registrars and interpreters who were found to have taken bribes to influence cases before their court, a statement signed by the Judicial Secretary Justice Alex Opoku Acheampong stated.

Twenty judges and magistrates have already been sacked after being found guilty of bribery.

The statement added that the decision to sack the Judicial Service staff was informed by recommendations by disciplinary committees constituted by the Chief Justice, Georgina Wood, to investigate the conduct of staff cited in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas bribery exposé petition.

According to the statement, 10 court registrars and messengers with various courts across the country have been dismissed while the court registrar at Teshie Nungua, the district court registrar at Kasoa, the principal interpreter at Madina and six others have been removed from office.

Meanwhile, five others have been reprimanded for accepting “thank-you gifts” while three people have been exonerated and restored.

The dismissals followed a thorough investigation into allegations of corruption in the judiciary.

In August last year Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas revealed that he had evidence showing judges demanding bribes and sex to influence judgments in court cases.

The revelation shocked Ghanaians who packed cinemas to see his documentary.

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