In a social media post, published Wednesday, President Mahama said the judges should be given what they have denied others of for years, insisting “Such persons should be subjected to what they, perhaps, denied others: a fair investigation and a fair trial.”
“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.
“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 everyone of you to keep faith in the system. Justice will always prevail, the post, shared on his Facebook page read.
The first time he’s publicly making known his views on what is said to be Ghana’s biggest scandal in years.