Chief Justice Knocks Out OSP Over Attempt To Remove Justice Edward Twum From Cecilia Dapaah’s Case1 min read
The Chief Justice of Ghana, Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, has denied a request by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) asking for the recusal of Justice Edward Twum from all cases involving the OSP.
This comes after the OSP had requested that Justice Twum be removed from all cases because it believes he appears to be biased against the office.
However, the Chief Justice has stated that she is unable to accede to the request.
Justice Twum is currently handling a number of cases involving the OSP, including its investigation of the former Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
The OSP is investigating Ms Dapaah for corruption and corruption-related activities after her house helps stole large amounts of money, including foreign currencies, from her Ablemkpe residence.
The cases involving Ms Dapaah have been adjourned to Wednesday, November 8, 2023, pending the Chief Justice’s directives.
The OSP is also in court with an application seeking to freeze Ms Dapaah’s accounts for a second time, after its initial application was dismissed by the court for being filed out of time.