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‘Corrupt’ Judges Deserve Fair Trial - Mahama

  President John Mahama has asked Ghanaians to keep faith in the judiciary despite the massive corruption scandal that has rocked the justice fraternity.  According to him, the various judges and other officials who have been implicated in the scandal exposed by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas must be given fair trial even though they may have denied others that privilege.  In a Facebook post Wednesday, Mahama who is currently in the US for the UN General Assembly said the scandal does not affect the integrity of Ghana’s judicial system.  “I always supported, and will always support the rule of law and our justice system. What we uncovered these days is that some people, judges, judicial officers and policemen, seemed to be willing to transgress the principles of a fair justice, to their own interest.  "Such persons should be subjected to what they, perhaps, denied others: a fair investigation and a fair trial. Sometimes the principles are to be re-learned the hard way, because justice should always be served,” he wrote.  He added: “We must also understand that this is a problem of some people who may or may not be guilty: it’s for the investigators and the judges to decide. However, this is not a problem of our judicial system as a whole. This is not something to make us lose our faith in the judicial system. On the contrary, the investigations that began these days prove beyond doubt that our justice system is intact and working, served by many people with integrity and determination.  "I urge every one of you to keep faith in the system. Justice will always prevail!”.  
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