A-G sued for allegedly faking assassination attempt on himself
7/3/2012 10:00:05 AM -
Attorney General, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor has been dragged to the Supreme Court over allegations that he faked an assassination attempt on himself.
The Centre for National Affairs, plaintiff in the case is asking the court to declare Dr. Kumbuor's continued stay in office a violation of article 284 of the constitution.
Article 284 of the constitution says 'a public officer shall not put himself in a position where his personal interest conflicts or is likely to conflict with the performance of the functions of his office'.
The Centre for National Affairs believes that Dr. Kunbuor's alleged faked assassination attempt on himself constitutes a misconduct that puts his personal interest in direct conflict with the performance of the functions of his office.
In a statement of claim the Centre maintains that in 2010 Dr. Kunbuor made an official complaint to the police alleging that there had been an assassination attempt on his life.
The Centre says its subsequent study of a police investigative report into the incident revealed that Dr. Kumbuor was indicted for manufacturing the assassination story.
It says in spite of the indictment by the CID report, Dr. Kunbuor continues to hold his position as Attorney General. It is the view of the centre that the conduct of Dr. Kumbuor is a violation of the constitution and is therefore asking the Supreme Court to interpret article 284 in respect of the Attorney General's continuous stay in office.