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General News of Wednesday, 21 October 2015


National Security hunts for ‘missing’ Ajet Nassam

Justice John Ajet Nasam Justice John Ajet Nasam

The National Security is on the lookout for indicted High Court judge John Ajet Nassam, having gone missing over bribery and corruption charges against him.

Nassam is one of the seven suspended High Court judges caught allegedly taking bribes to influence cases before them.

Nassam, who sat on the infamous Alfred Agbesi Woyome case and subsequently freed the businessman in the Gh¢52 million judgment debt scandal, allegedly collected Ghc16,000 bribe to free criminal suspects and he is nowhere to be found to be served with a notice to appear before an investigative committee.

A source within the security circles has hinted to all the security outfits within Ghana have been alerted to be on the lookout for the “runaway judge.”

“If he fails to turn up at the sitting by Thursday after the newspaper notification, we’ll activate our alert systems within and beyond the borders of Ghana,” the source said.

The committee has been forced to issue a hearing notice in the state-owned Daily Graphic titled: In the investigative committee (Article 146), In the matter of a petition by Anas Aremeyaw Anas for the removal from office of Justice John Ajet Nassam.

It reads: To: His Lordship Justice John Ajet Nassam – You are hereby notified that following the prima facie case established against you on allegations of misconduct for: Ex parte discussions with one party on a case pending before you contrary to Rule 3 (7) and 4(A) of the (CCJMG), Bribery and corruption contrary to S. 244 of the Criminal Offences Act and Rule (2) of the (CCJMG).

You are to appear before the said Committee on Thursday, 22nd October, 2015, when the matter will come on for hearing at the Conference Room of the Administration Block, Judicial Service, Accra, at 10.00am.

You are to note that the committee will proceed on its work if you fail to appear on the said date.

You are entitled to call witnesses. You are also entitled to be represented by a lawyer.

By order of the Committee Secretary to the Committee

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