Tamale lawyers boycott court over judge’s alleged misconduct
Members of the Northern Regional Bar Association, have taken a unanimous decision to boycott sittings presided over by Tamale High Court judge, His Lordship, Osei Kwame Gyamfi.
They have accused the judge of misconduct.
The leadership of the group argued they have received numerous complaints from court users.
“As members of the Bar, we received complaints from the court and some of the lawyers who are appearing before the judge, and the summary of the complaints that we received borders on judicial corruption,” President of the Regional Bar Association, Mohammed Alhassan told Accra-based Citi FM.
According to the lawyers, their investigations into the allegations have resulted in their decision to stay off the Tamale High Court two.
“We took our time to see whether we can establish any credence to those allegations. And having satisfied ourselves, there is a need for us to take an action.”
Mr. Alhassan said the decision is to sustain the confidence of the general public in the administration of justice in the country.
He added that until a new judge is posted to Tamale court two, they would not patronize the court.
“We have therefore decided that we will no longer appear before him, and we will advise our clients to do same until a new judge assumes office or assumes sitting in that court.”
He assured litigants that the decision by the lawyers would not affect proceedings.
They also noted that the judge in question has been transferred, but is yet to proceed on the directive.