Judge Ghani’s impeachment sent to Judiciary Committee

Supreme Court judge Abdul Ghani Mohamed: The ACC commenced an ethics investigation into Judge Ghani in November of 2019. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The impeachment of Supreme Court Judge Abdul Ghani Mohamed has been forwarded to the Judiciary Committee of the Parliament.

This was announced in today’s parliamentary session by the Speaker Mohamed Nasheed. Judge Ghani is currently under a suspension of 60 days imposed by the Judicial Service Commission which also recommended his impeachment to the Parliament. The JSC is also investigating the Judge for unconstitutional rulings made by the Supreme Court.

While the JSC is investigating three cases against Judge Ghani, the Anti-Corruption Commission is also investigating a case against Judge Ghani stemming from an act of corruption carried out in 2012.

Judge Ghani’s impeachment proceedings comes shortly after the impeachment of Supreme Court judge Adam Mohamed Abdulla and Chief Justice Dr. Ahmed Abdulla Didi. The Chief Justice was removed from his post on November 18. Another judge, Judge Abdulla Didi was also removed from the Supreme Court on August 28.

The Supreme Court is currently run by Judge Dr. Esmeralda Zahir after the retirement of Judge Abdulla Areef who is also under investigation.