I fear for my life – Justice Dery

Justice Paul Uuter Dery has filed a petition with the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service over what he deems to be a death threat issued at him.

Justice Dery, in a letter to the Director-General of the CID dated Tuesday February 16, said: “On 15th February 2016, I saw and read a publication in the Daily Graphic at page 42, where one Cephas Kumah posted a statement on the 9th February, 2016 on the Facebook page of Daily Graphic with my photograph shown therein. The statement is titled as follows: ‘Justice Dery Petitions President over True Identity of Tiger Eye PI’.

“The body of the statement is that: ‘This man’s intransigence is making some of us revise our note on Amartey Kwei and co’s killing of the three high court judges and the retired army officer. For how long will this legal gymnastics last?

“Respectfully I feel threatened by the above statement of Cephas Kumah. I am, therefore, requesting that you use your esteemed office to cause investigations to be conducted into his threat. I hope and pray that you will expeditiously act on this petition as I fear for my life.”

Justice Dery is one of 34 judges caught on camera allegedly taking bribe to warp justice. The Chief Justice, on the orders of the President, has started investigations and removal procedures against him and 11 other high court judges who were among the 34. Already 22 judges have been removed from the judiciary as a result of the two-year investigative piece done by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team. Justice Dery has also petitioned the president over what he described as the “problematic” identity of Tiger Eye PI.

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