Opuni at Supreme Court: Landmark Honyenugah ruling ‘a big shot in the arm of justice’ – Kpebu
A private legal practitioner, Mr. Martin Kpebu, has described the ruling that removes Clemence Honyenuga from the case involving Stephen Kwabena Opuni as “a big shot in the arm” for the country’s justice delivery system, said it would dispel public perceptions that justice delivery was not fair in the country.
Mr. Kpebu said the “landmark decision” by the Supreme Court against Justice Honyenuga, a Justice of the Supreme Court, with additional responsibility as a High Court judge, was very rare but positive for public confidence in the judiciary system.
“In this particular case, the Supreme Court has had to prohibit one of its own and for me, to the extent that the judge is one of their own and still being prohibited, tells you that the Supreme Court is really up to the task,” he said.
The renowned legal practitioner was commenting on the court’s ruling, which barred the Justice of the Supreme Court with additional responsibility as a High Court Judge from continuing to preside over the case on grounds of bias.
He said it would also conscientise the public that the justice system was capable of holding its own to account whenever they erred.
He added that the decision will go a long way to help promote public confidence in the country’s justice delivery system.
“This ruling tells you that even the Supreme Court has no problem prohibiting one of their own and this is a strong message to all Ghanaians and the business community as well,” he said.