CJ, AG ask for more time to answer to Justice Dery’s case

CJ, AG ask for more time to answer to Justice Dery’s case
The Chief Justice and Attorney General have applied for an extended time to enable them appropriately respond to a suit filed by Justice Peter Dery against them at the Supreme Court.
The embattled High Court judge is seeking 10 reliefs against Tiger Eye PI, a private investigation firm owned by Anas, the Chief Justice, and the Attorney General, as the first, second and third defendants respectively.
“IN THE NAME OF THE REPUBLIC, you are hereby commanded within fourteen days after service on you of the Plaintiff’s Statement of Case, inclusive of the day of service to file or cause to be filed for you, the Defendants’ Statement of Case in an action at the suit of: HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE PAUL UUTER DERY,” the writ noted.
But the A-G and the CJ went to Court Monday with an application for extension of time.
Justice Peter Uuter Dery is one of the 12 high court judges caught on video allegedly taking bribes to pervert justice. 22 Circuit Court judge and Magistrates involved in the judicial bribery scandal are also facing disciplinary action.
Justice Dery is asking the court to declare that Anas’ Tiger Eye’s publication of its Petition to the President in the media contravened Article 146 (8) of the 1992 Constitution and therefore unconstitutional.
A declaration that the 2nd Defendant acting through the Judicial Secretary’s Press Release dated 11th September, 2015, naming the Plaintiff as one of the twelve (12) High Court Judges involved in the “Bribery Scandal” is in contravention of Article 146 (8) of the 1992 Constitution and therefore unconstitutional, he argued.
A further declaration that the Petition presented to the President by the 1st Defendant is null and void on account of the 1st Defendant’s contravention of Article 146(8) of the 1992 Constitution.
Justice Dery is also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant, her agents, assigns, servants and successors from any further impeachment proceedings against him.
Read Justice Dery’s Writ invoking the Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court

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