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Trying to incriminate me in a $5 million bribery scandal involving CJ is ridiculous -Akoto Ampaw

Akoto Ampaw, a private legal practitioner, has denied his role in the $5 million bribery claim brought against Chief Justice Anin Yeboah by another lawyer, Akwasi Africa. Mr. Afrifa is currently facing disciplinary action after his client, Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta VI, requested assistance from the General Legal Council in recovering $75,000 from the lawyer. Mr. Afrifa was taken to the GLC by Ogyeedom VI, who claimed that the lawyer took $100,000 from him with the promise of obtaining a favorable judgment on his side. Mr. Afrifa failed to deliver on his commitment, according to Ogyeedom Atta VI, who sought the Council to force him to reimburse the $100,000.

Mr. Afrifa refuted Ogyeedom Kwesi Atta VI's assertions in a July 8, 2021 letter, saying that he was asked to repay $300,000 in legal fees for his client to raise a $5 million bribe to be paid to the Chief Justice to achieve a favorable judgment in the legal case. Mr. Afrifa also claimed that Justice Anin Yeboah had pledged to provide a favorable verdict for the Chief if he chose Mr. Akoto Ampaw to represent him instead of Mr. Afrifa. These charges have angered Mr. Ampaw, who claims that Mr. Afrifa is out to smear his name and that he "may have had his diabolical motivations" for incriminating him in the affair.

Mr. Ampaw claimed that the accusations are childish and untrue.“Even more absurd is the childish notion that I would conspire with anyone, much less the Chief Justice of our Republic, to undermine the cause of justice. As a result, I will not allow anyone to sully my reputation on the altar of politics or personal convenience,” Mr. Apaw said in part of his statement.“I've taken on this attitude.”The lawyer further stated that he had only dealt with the Chief Justice in open court in this case.“I've taken this stance to avoid the least suggestion that I'm leveraging my ties with judges to sabotage the legal system. Since he was raised to the high post, I have never even stepped into the Chief Justice's official residence,” Mr. Ampaw said.

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