Robbed High Court judge leaves Kumasi; says he feels insecure

May 30, 2017

The High Court judge in Kumasi Justice Senyo Amedahe, who was robbed over the weekend, is packing his luggage and other property in preparation to leave the Ashanti Region to safety, accusing the Judicial Service of neglect.


He was not around when the burglars attacked and took away his laptop, some documents and an undisclosed amount of money over the weekend. But he suspects the attackers were after his life, noting that there were more valuable items in his room but were not touched by the supposed robbers who should have had a field day in his absence.


He felt let down by the Judicial Service, claiming the institution has not made his security a priority. “I am going to Accra, I have even asked the houseboy to pack; I am taking him away,” Justice Senyo Amedahe told TV3’s William Evans-Nkum in an exclusive interview at his residence on Tuesday.


The burglars removed the wire mesh and entered the building (it is fixed now) The judge appeared even more dejected by the attitude of the Judicial Service even after the incident. “The inactivity of my people, they make me feel helpless and hopeless,” he sounded with despair, pointing out that his residence has not had any renovation for years as it sits in an unsecured environment in addition.


The high court judge is also surprised the watchman hired by the Judicial Service to guard the house who he said neglected his duty when the robbers came around has yet to be questioned.


When Evans asked if he was demoralised by the incident, Justice Amedahe exclaimed “ah!” and went on to describe himself as someone who is not lazy. Feeling insecure, Justice Senyo Amedahe insisted that he will leave the region, expressing disappointment in the level of concerns exhibited by the Judicial service.


By Isaac Essel | | Ghana


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