A Commercial High Court judge, Justice Kyei Baffour, about whom social media commentator Kevin Taylor, made some alleged derogatory remarks, has issued a warrant for the latter’s arrest by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the National Security Secretariat and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
Justice Kyei Baffour said the warrant would remain valid until Mr Taylor is arrested or no longer existed on the earth.
In one of his ‘With All Due Respect’ episodes on judges, titled: ‘The Men in Red, Tainted Judiciary’, Taylor said: “Today, I will tell you about the men in red, yes, the men in red and how some of them have been compromised,”
He alleged that Justice Eric Kyei Baffour, one of the justices recently promoted to the Court of Appeal, was going to be used by the Akufo-Addo government to prosecute past government officials and called on the Chief Justice, Justice Anin-Yeboah, to probe Justice Baffour in connection with alleged meetings he had with high-level government officials over that.
Mr Taylor then accused Justice Baffour of manipulating the law to favour the government in a case before him titled: ‘The Republic versus Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and four others.
“Justice Eric Kyei Baffour was hurriedly promoted from a High Court Judge to a Court of Appeal Judge. I can say on authority that Justice Kyei Baffour is operating on the orders of President Akufo-Addo and the National Security Minister Kan-Dapaah. This is why the case of the former NCA board members was jumped straight to the Commercial Court to Kyei Baffour so that he will execute government’s agenda; this is basic. With all due respect, my fellow Ghanaians, Justice Kyei Baffour is seriously doing the bidding of the President and more importantly, the bidding of the National Security Minister, Mr Kan-Dapaah”, Mr Taylor alleged.
Mr Taylor added: “Justice Kyei Baffour has become too powerful and too rich in this short time. He recently built one of the most expensive mansions in Accra which, in fact, has become the talk in the corridors of the Justice Department”.