Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr has discredited recent allegations by former Attorney General, Mr Martin Amidu, that government had commissioned Tiger Eye PI to uncover the rot in the judicial system.
Martin Amidu's pillar has collapsed - Kweku Baako
Describing Mr Amidu as a person with integrity, Mr Baako nonetheless, said it was worrying the tangent on which he was making his allegations.
According to him, the supposed evidence Mr Amidu claimed to have in respect of his allegations were wrong, adding that his "pillar" of evidence to show that there’s a connection between Tiger Eye and government relative to judicial corruption investigation had collapsed.
Mr Martin Amidu on Wednesday released another epistle asserting that the Government of Ghana had clandestinely employed and paid Tiger Eye PI to undertake covert operations, adding that, the undercover investigations into judicial corruption was a paid enterprise commissioned by the Government after the 2010 Ghana @ 50 acquittals by the High Court.
He also described Anas Aremeyaw Anas' investigative firm, Tiger Eye PI, as an illegal and corrupt organisation.
But speaking on Accra-based Peace FM, Kweku Baako Jnr rebutted Mr Amidu’s assertions saying “Martin has got it wrong.”
According to Baako, when Mr Amidu said he would come out with a sequel to the earlier allegations he made on Monday, he (Kweku Baako) “anticipated what he thought is his smoking gun.”
Mr Baako explained that the claims being made by Mr Amidu that government had commissioned Anas and his Tiger Eye PI to investigate the judiciary stemmed from the fact that the late President John Evans Atta Mills tasked Anas to uncover the rot at the Driver and Vehicles Licensing Authority (DVLA) following his exposé at the Customs, Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS).
“Unfortunately, it was Soul Takers…Soul Takers came in 2014. And President Mills is in that particular clip when he went to customs to say that ‘I want to use this occasion to send a signal to your colleagues at DVLA that one of these days we will descend on them.’ It is after this that Mills asked Anas that do some work on DVLA and Anas proceeded,” he said.
He explained further that, “There’s a disconnection between the judiciary corruption saga and the time he’s talking about. What is in between there is DVLA and it’s well documented even in the video that Anas showed that that was the last wish of President Mills but that was a project that Prof Mills asked.”
Describing Mr Amidu as a very good friend, Mr Baako however, expressed disappointment with the tangent that he had taken on the matter of judiciary corruption.
“My very good friend, long standing comrade, Martin Amidu, I think he’s done well for this country… I still think that he’s a man of integrity and he means well for this country. But of course, he’s raised issues which must be contested on facts, figures and evidence,” he noted.
Nonetheless, he stated further that, “the conviction with which he pushed this line and read what he put out today, it’s hard hitting. He’s challenging the legal status of Tiger Eye. I see an element of shifting cultivation. I see an element of somebody insisting on a protracted discourse without providing any thing of evidential value to back his key claims.”
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