“I knew that there was trouble coming because, as soon as he [Anas] gave me the money, he disappeared from the sofa he was sitting on. I was sweating and did not know what to do so I knew this day would come".
One of the Judges, who has been appearing before the committee set up to probe the corruption scandal that has rocked the Judiciary, thinks that Anas Aremeyaw Anas was a spirit.
The said Judge revealed his belief to the New Crusading Guide newspaper where the ace investigator, Anas works as acting Editor-in-Chief.
In a publication in the Wednesday, September 30, 2015 edition of the newspaper, it quoted the said judge as confessing to taking the bribe but pleaded with the newspaper not to put his name out.
“I knew that there was trouble coming because, as soon as he [Anas] gave me the money, he disappeared from the sofa he was sitting on. I was sweating and did not know what to do so I knew this day would come. That is why I have confessed that I took the money because I am afraid he may use the spirit to kill me if am not truthful” the judge told the newspaper.
The Judge was reported as saying he did not argue with the bribery investigative committee when he appeared before it because he could remember vividly that he took the money to influence the case and would be ashamed not to admit it.
He however warned his other colleagues who were fighting that their efforts would be in vain because they are not dealing with a mortal but a spirit, the newspaper reported.
Continuing his story, he said when Anas disappeared from the sofa, he, out of fear rushed outside and saw a white sheep, pure white sheep, walking away from the house but was quick to add that "What I am not sure is whether Anas had turned into that white sheep or had vanished, but I knew that was the end, and that is why am not arguing".
Asked what he would do next, he said he was praying that the committee would not make his case criminal and asked Ghanaians to pray for him to go away quietly since he had confessed, and therefore is more honourable than the rest who know they have taken the money yet are seeking to fight a fruitless battle.
Asked about the suspension by the CJ, he said that it was proper, and that even if the CJ had not suspended him, he could not have sat in the court anymore, he said whilst sobbing.
On the screening of the video, the Judge opined that it was better for everything to come out as soon as possible than delay. "So I don't mind the shaming because I was prepared for the consequence".
Q: How did you prepare for this piece of news?
Judge: As soon as I received my letter from CJ, I called my wife and two children and asked them to forgive me. I narrated the whole story to them. It was a sad day but they gave me strength and called our family pastor to join us. I got counsel and I know it was better to accept your short-comings and seek to change your old ways for a better tomorrow, said the learned Judge.
On whether people had called him on the incident, he said, "1 quickly changed my line [telephone number] to avoid unnecessary calls from friends and family so I am just hanging on to see when the committee will finish with its final work and see where my fate lies, he said.
He therefore asked all those fighting to beware of who they were fighting with and that they are likely to face the wrath of some sprits if they continued. "I have seen it and I know that I am talking about".
Credit: New Crusading Guide newspaper