A Supreme Court Judge, Justice William Atuguba, said, until the Bench is able to deal with the corruption that has lately bedeviled them, as a dignified body, they should live a secluded life from that of the general public.
This, he believes, will help in the eradication of the canker. He stressed that, it is better to be wrongly perceived, as an anti-social judge, than to be rightly known as a corrupt judge.
The revered judge, called for reforms, by way of salaries, for judges. He reckoned that, Judges should be given special remuneration system, that will be distinct from all existing salary schemes, in Ghana.
He made the remark, at The Annual Magistrates And Judges’ Conference, in Accra.
Radio XYZ News’ Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah, reported that, giving the keynote address on behalf of The Chief Justice Her Leadership Justice Georgina Theodora Woode, he bemoaned the barrage of corrupt scandals that has destroyed the moral fiber of the judiciary.
Citing Anas’exposé to buttress his claims. He entreated Judges to be guided by good virtues and refrain from skewing judgment at the expense of the poor.
The revered Judge, reckoned that, The Judiciary is a humorous institution hence the need to safeguard its integrity. He argued that, The Anas expose underscores the convention of life in seclusion on the bench hence it is essential to be wrongly perceived as an anti social judge than to be rightly known as a corrupt judge.
For his part, Justice Dennis Adjei, argued that, the contribution of judges in the criminal justice system has always come up for questioning. This is because the judiciary is the key stakeholder or the protector for the Human Rights Of The Citizenry.