Lawyer Kwasi Afrifa met CID today over $5m bribery allegation against CJ

The lawyer involved in the $5 million bribery allegations made against the Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin-Yeboah, says he has done nothing wrong.

Kwasi Afrifa Esq of O & A Legal Consult in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi made the comment after a meeting at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.

After long hours of interrogation by the CID, he told the media that he has given a response to all the accusations leveled against him.

Lawyer Afrifa has accused the Chief Justice of requesting $5million from a former client, Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV, in order for him to receive a favourable judgement from the Supreme Court, in the matter of Ogyeedom Obranu Kwesi Atta IV V Ghana Telecommunications Company & Lands Commission.

The Chief Justice denied the allegations and petitioned the CID to investigate the matter to clear his name.

This was contained in a letter of defence to the Ghana Legal Council after his former client had petitioned the Council against him over his failure to pay an amount of $75,000 (Akwasi Afrifa, Esq) owed the petitioner.

Based on this backdrop, the CID invited the lawyer to aid in investigations.

Meanwhile, Ogyeedom Atta has denied the claims of his former lawyer, insisting that he has never met the Chief Justice nor discussed any issue related to bribery with him.