Once again the Supreme Court has dismissed a suit brought by Justice Paul Dery. This time, the embattled judge was seeking to quash impeachment proceedings against him. However, the court said even though there is some merit in his argument, the matters in issue are too weighty to be ignored simply on the basis of technicalities.
Justice Dery is one of the 34 judges alleged to have taken bribes in the Anas expose and he has sued almost everybody who has been involved in the Anas Judges’ scandal tape. Here is the list of people he has sued and lost to so far
Judicial Council, the Chief Justice, Judicial Secretary, Director of Finance, the Paymaster, the Controller and Accountant-General and the Attorney General
Last month, Justice Dery, together with Justice Addo, sued Judicial Council, the Chief Justice, Judicial Secretary, Director of Finance, the Paymaster, the Controller and Accountant-General and the Attorney General. According to the two, letters from the Judicial Council to them announcing that they will receive only half of their salaries as well as a suspension on their allowances, except for rent allowance are inconsistent with and in contravention of Article 127(5) of the 1992 Constitution and therefore unconstitutional, null and void. As such, they were seeking a relief from the court to annul these decisions.
Anas, Crusading Guide
According to a suit filed on Friday September 18, 2015, Tigereyepi, through its Chief Executive Officer, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who was the 1st respondent and also the Acting Editor-In-Chief of The New Crusading Guide Newspaper, “caused to be published on various media platforms, transcripts of the audio visual recordings he has unlawfully procured in support of his bribery allegations against him.”
International Conference Center, Golden tulip-Kumasi City
The two were also sued by Justice, first to prevent them from showing the tape and later for contempt.
Starr FM, UTV, Bola Ray and the Media Foundation for West Africa
The four faced contempt charges by the Judge after they publicized the airing of the Judges’ tape at the ICC on on the 22nd and 23rd of September, 2015.
Justice Dery has so far lost all the suits he has filed in connection with the Anas expose.
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