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Lawyer defends GHS5 million bribery claim against CJ by saying, "I've done nothing wrong."

Lawyer Akwasi Afrifa, who has accused Chief Justice Kwasi Anim Yeboah of bribery worth GHS 5 million, claims he has done nothing wrong. 

The Chief Justice had been accused by Akwesi Afrifa of requesting a $5 million payment from his client in order to sway the Supreme Court's ultimate decision in a dispute.

The claim was made by Akwasi Afrifa in response to a petition submitted by Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta VI, the chief cum businessman, at the General Legal Council (GLC). 

The Chief Justice has subsequently refuted the charges and reported the lawyer to the Ghana Police Service's Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Akwasi Afrifa stated he has given the police everything he knows after testifying before the CID on Monday, July 19, 2021. 

“I came here on my own volition. No one has detained me, and I have arrived to complete my business. All I'm going to say is that I've done nothing wrong. If you look at the charges leveled against me, I have responded,” he remarked.

Mr. Afrifa refuted Ogyeedom Kwesi Atta VI's assertions in a July 8, 2021 letter, saying that he was asked to refund $300,000 in legal fees to enable his client to raise a $5 million bribe to be paid to the Chief Justice in exchange for a favorable ruling in the legal issue. 

Mr. Afrifa also claimed that Justice Anin Yeboah has committed to provide a favorable verdict for the Chief if he chooses Mr. Akoto Ampaw as his replacement lawyer. 

Since then, Mr. Ampaw has denied any role in the $5 million bribery claim brought against the Chief Justice.

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Akwasi Afrifa Akwesi Afrifa GLC General Legal Council Kwasi Anim Yeboah


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