General News of Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Source: XYZ

Supreme Court dismisses application for review on Jake's 'house'

An application for review filed by two caretaker deputy ministers, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Dr. Omane Boamah over the Supreme Court's decision on the purchase of a state bungalow by current NPP Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has been dismissed.

According to them, the action by Mr. Jake Obetsebi Lamptey contravened Articles 20 (5) and 20 (6) and amounted to abuse of the discretionary powers of a public officer.

The two deputy ministers accused the former minister of abusing his office in his attempt to purchase the No 2 Mungo Street in the Ridge house where he resided.

On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey indicating that the issue of abuse of office and conflict of interest were supposed to have been filed at the Commission For Human Rights and Administration Justice (CHRAJ).