Justice Atuguba denies bribery allegations

| Updated Aug 01, 2018 at 11:45am


Justice William Atuguba


Former Supreme Court judge, Justice William Atuguba has denied allegations he took a bribe to rule in favour of former President John Dramani Mahama during the country’s election petition case in 2012.

According to him, it is “unfortunate” that some people in the name of exercising their freedom of expression would denigrate the image of some judges.

He said “there is this culture of impunity in the name of freedom of expression,” adding that it is impossible for judges who sat on the case to take bribes at the expense of the country’s interest.

Justice Atuguba was speaking to an Accra based radio on the sidelines of a lecture to honour his 22 years of service on the Supreme Court bench.

The event, which was chaired by the Chief Justice, Mrs Sophia Akuffo was attended by judges, lawyers and other influential persons.

Justice Atuguba expressed worry about the practice where judges are tagged as sympathisers of a certain political group based on their judgments.

Source: Graphic