Members of the National Patriots against Injustice and Corruption Ghana (NAPAIC-Ghana), a civil society organisation, expressed shock when news broke that the acting Upper East Regional Supervising High Court Judge, Justice Alexander Graham, was escorted out of the region by the state security apparatus for fear of his life.
On Friday, March 10, 2023, two individuals, the Chief of Baare, Naab Nyakora Mantii, and the Secretary to the Paramount Chief of Talensi, Richard Sunday Yinbil, were convicted by the Bolgatanga High Court 2. The court ruled that the two who met Justice Alexander Graham in his chamber acted in a way that could influence the ruling of a mining-related case that the judge was superintending.
The two accused persons, later in the day, signed a bond of six months bond to be good behaviour. However, reports indicate that there was an attack at the private residence of the judge on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, by unknown persons barely a week after the chief and secretary were convicted.
Subsequently, Justice Alexander Graham was reportedly escorted out from the Upper East Region for fear for his life. Addressing the media, the members of the National Patriots against Injustice and Corruption Ghana suspect that the persons behind the act may be linked to the individuals who were convicted of entrapment.
“We humbly ask the security services, notably the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), to quickly put up an intelligence search on the perpetrators,” NAPAIC-Ghana members added.
Zumah Tii-roug, a NAPAIC-Ghana member and recorder who read a statement on behalf of the group, has therefore appealed to the Chief Justice, His Lordship Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, to, as a matter of urgency, provide security measures to protect the life, family, and property of Justice Alexander Graham.
“We are pleading with the Chief Justice, His Lordship Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, to, as a matter of urgency, put together firm security measures to protect the life, family, and property of Justice Alexander Graham and to help the Upper East Region by keeping Justice Alexander Graham (the man of the moment) so that we the people of the Upper East Region can experience true justice from the judiciary.”
The group expressed the fear that Justice Alexander Graham could be transferred from the region in the wake of the attack, “and this would serve as a bad precedent should he be transferred. This is so because anytime judgement would be given against litigants, they would resort to this kind of attack on the judge in the hope that the judge would be transferred.”
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolgatanga|Ghana