Former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo has described as “bizarre” the bribery allegation made by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawasa against a Supreme Court judge.
Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka claimed a Supreme Court Judge offered to reward a National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP to vote for Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye during Parliament’s Speakership election. The election was won by veteran legislator Alban Sumana Bagbin.
“I am upset at the very thought that, that kind of accusation will be made. I don’t like accusations like that. It is like throwing a bucket of dirty water at people and you were aiming at somebody but you just threw it and it dirties everybody,” a visibly annoyed Sophia Akuffo said in an interview with an Accra-based station.
She noted that: “There are 17 people you have defamed in that causal manner but you are talking about only one person so there are 16 people who have been wrongly done by.”
Meanwhile, the current Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah has invited the legislator to assist the Judiciary to probe the matter.