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‘If a judge asks you for a bribe, record him and tell him you’re ashamed of him’ - Chief Justice

Chief Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo Ghana .jpeg Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo

Mon, 7 Aug 2023 Source:

Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo has urged Ghanaians to ignore persons who ask them for money meant to induce judges when they have cases in court.

According to her, judges are mostly unaware of these supposed brides because there is a lot of corruption around them.

Speaking in a video shared by UTV from an event held on Monday, August 7, 2023, the chief justice urged Ghanaians to record persons who asked for brides in the justice delivery system and call them thieves.

“If a court recorder asks for money to be given to a judge ignore him, tell the person that he or she is a thief.

“Even if a lawyer tells you to give them money to take to a judge, tell the lawyer that 'I’m ashamed of you, you should not be doing this'.

“And even worst is if a judge is asking for money, after giving the money, take a picture and tell the person you are ashamed of him or her," she said in Twi.

Justice Torkornoo added that Ghanaians hurt themselves when they give money to be sent to judges because their victory in court cases can be turned into losses when the cases are appealed.

“Because if the other side appeals, it is easy for what you thought you have won to become a loss,” she added.

Watch the CJ’s remarks below:


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