June 3, 2011

Commissioners of CHRAJ will on Tuesday determine whether or not Abuakwa South MP, Samuel Atta Akyea has any case to answer in a petition brought against him by a colleague Lawyer.

Sam Pee Yalley lodged the complaint at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) inviting the Commission to investigate his colleague for allegedly attempting to halt the declaration of election results in 2009.

Joseph Withal, Director in Charge of the Legal and Investigations Unit at CHRAJ told Joy News the Commission would examine the merits of the case and determine if it is worth pursuing.

He said they will meet to determine “whether or not the complaints are within the mandate or jurisdiction of the commission.”

But Atta Akyea has rubbished the accusations and says they are not targeted at him but the Chief Justice, Theodora Georgina Wood.

An unperturbed Atta Akyea told Joy News “it is not me they are looking for. It is the Chief Justice they are looking for.”

He however said he is saddened by the accusations as he was just doing his job as an employee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Mr. Atta Akyea stated that “the Chief Justice has never instructed me as to how to conduct my case. I am not a juvenile. I have not been called to the bar as he has just been called to the bar. It is not the Chief Justice who prepares my papers for me. I have been doing cases long before she became Chief Justice.”

He said this is just an NDC diversionary tactic and urged the complainant to go after the CJ if that is what he wants.

Asked whether he will make himself available for investigations into the matter, Mr. Atta Akyea said “I am a law abiding citizen of this country. I am a lawyer, I’m a member of parliament, I’m not above the law but I think that this is a very funny case with all the political masquerade that they’ve put on it.”

Source: Joy News