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First impressions: CJ finds CHRAJ boss guilty of professional misconduct

The Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode has concluded that “a prima facie case has been made to justify full investigations into the complaints” against the Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Lauretta Lamptey.
This was revealed in a statement by Richard Nyamah of the Progressive Nationalist Forum (PNF), one of the people who petitioned President John Mahama asking for the removal the CHRAJ boss.

This means on the first determination or investigation into the matter, the CHRAJ boss is guilty of the accusations unless there is a contrary proof.

The statement said lawyers for Mr. Nyamah received the official response from the office of the Chief Justice on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

According to the statement, the response from the Chief Justice said “a 24-page report containing the decision notes the petition grounded on “… acts of serious misconduct, inappropriate exercise of office, serious misjudgement, breaches of laws and public trust” together with its accompanying exhibits as well as a response provided by Ms. Lauretta Vivian Lamptey have been carefully examined by the Chief Justice acting in her administrative capacity as she is constitutionally mandated.”

It also added that “… a prima facie case has been made to justify full investigations into the complaints….”

Richard Nyamah and a Member of Parliament for Nsawam, Frank Annor Dompreh petitioned the president to impeach Madam Lauretta Lamptey after reports of rent expenses became public.

 

Source: Graphic Online

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