Crime & Law

Chief Justice drags Dominic Ayine to General Legal Council, here’s why

The Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin Yeboah, has in a petitioned the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) to investigate alleged disapproving comments made by former Deputy Attorney-General, Dominic Ayine, about the Judiciary.

According to the petition sighted by Saltfmonline and dated May 25, 2021, Mr Ayine’s comments sought to question the independence of the Judiciary because of the manner the Supreme Court decided the 2020 Election Petition.

“According to him, the Supreme Court’s failure to apply the rules of procedure as well as the consistent and continuous dismissal of the petitioner’s applications or reliefs were the basis of his assertion.

“These comments are made against the backdrop of the Supreme Court discharging Dr Ayine on a charge of contempt for similar comments made against members of the Supreme Court during the Election Petition hearing. Dr Ayine apologised profusely when he appeared before the Court on the Contempt charge and admitted to having made comments which were unbecoming of a lawyer of his standing and a former Deputy Attorney-General.

“His Lordship the Chief Justice therefore finds these alleged disparaging comments totally unacceptable and would like to investigate this matter further,” parts of the petition read.

Read the petition to the General Legal Council below.

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