Acting DPP being investigated on a complaint of misconduct in office


OBSERVER Newsco: The Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission has launched an investigation into claims of misconduct against the acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Joanne Walsh.

Observer understands that the Deputy Registrar of the High Court, Kayode O’Marde has been chosen by the commission to investigate the matter.

The complaint was made by Washington Bramble who alleges that Walsh abused the powers of her office, by making false reports to the police against her.

In the complaint obtained by Observer, Bramble claimed that “Mrs Walsh, for the past ten years has used her power and influence to cause me to be harassed, illegally detained, discriminated against and victimized”.

In March, Bramble was arrested on suspicion of committing an electronic crime by allegedly sending offensive messages to Walsh’s Facebook page.

Bramble has not been officially charged based on the complaint and she denies being involved.

But she says this is just another example of acts of harassment by the acting DPP.

Bramble wants the commission to suspend Walsh as the DPP while they investigate the matter, noting that the legal luminary cannot be both the complainant and the prosecutor of her case.

The conflict arises because Walsh now acts as the DPP, whose office would have to decide whether Bramble’s case moves to the High Court.

Earlier this week, Observer was informed that Bramble had filed a civil lawsuit for compensation against the magistrate in the same electronic crime case.

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  1. [MR. Bramble]

    PENIS – “the male genital organ of higher vertebrates, carrying the duct for the transfer of sperm during copulation. In humans and most other mammals it consists largely of erectile tissue and is used also for urination.”

    MALE – “of or denoting the sex that produces gametes, especially spermatozoa, with which a female may be fertilized or inseminated to produce offspring.”

    MAN – “an adult male human being.”
    [ MRS. Walsh ]

    VAGINA – “the muscular tube leading from the external genitals to the cervix of the uterus in women and most female mammals.”

    FEMALE – “of or denoting the sex that can bear offspring or produce eggs, distinguished biologically by the production of gametes (ova) which can be fertilized by male gametes.”

    WOMAN – “an adult female human being.”

  2. This smells like it will be rubber stamped away.

    Is it a local lawyer who is junior to and who worked with her in DPPs office before?

    The system set ah way.

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