Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, the Member of Parliament for Asawase constituency has retracted and apologized for accusing a Supreme Court judge of bribery.
The Asawase MP it may be recalled had alleged that a certain Supreme Court Judge attempted to bribe a member of parliament of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to vote for the immediate past Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye.
Speaking in a one-on-one interview on Joy News, he alleged: “shamefully, a Supreme Court judge called a lady colleague telling her what they will give her, if she votes for Prof Mike Oquaye. He told her that, they will help her take care of her children. She can take fuel from a filling station for free for the next four years. So we are going to look into it”.
This however generated lots of reactions with some asking him to prove it. The Ghana Bar Association (BAR) called on him to substantiate his bribery allegation.
Let sleeping dogs lie
In a release signed by him and sighted by Peacefmonline.com, Muntaka said his decision to retract and apologize was “based upon good counsel”, adding “I have also decided to let sleeping dogs lie and will consequently refrain from any further public commentary on the matter which, as I have indicated was originally reported to me by a female colleague Parliamentarian”.
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