Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has dared 'Citizen Vigilante' and former Attorney General Martin Amidu to head to court if he has issues with the judicial expose’.
"I'll meet Martin Amidu in court squarely" - Anas
According to Anas, he is prepared to meet Martin Amidu any day in court.
The investigative journalist responding to Martin Amidu’s attacks on Accra-based Joy FM said, "I respect him [Martin Amidu] so much. He has his own style of anti-corruption, which perhaps if you give me the next 15 years I will not be able to. I beg him, I also do mine. He should give me the freedom, he is not going to pick and choose what I should do."
The former Attorney General has insisted that investigation was commissioned by the government, an accusation Anas has vehemently denied.
Mr Amidu also alleged that it was the late President John Atta Mills who recruited Anas to collaborate with some security agencies to undertake the judicial corruption investigation which exposed monumental bribery and corruption in the judiciary, involving over 180 workers, including 34 judges.
He asserted that the late President commissioned a two-pronged investigation targeting the judiciary and parliament, but while the current President, John Mahama, has sanctioned the release of the results of judiciary investigation to the public, he has compromised and suppressed the results involving parliament.
The former A-G also called the integrity of Anas Aremeyaw into question, suggesting that the ace anti-corruption crusader has been compromised.
Implying that Anas is complicit in the alleged plan by the President to suppress the parliamentary anti-corruption investigation results, Mr Amidu said: “An anticorruption activist or journalist must be a man of the highest integrity himself! He cannot be a government agent under any excuse."
But Anas said "He should let me be, I beg him. My parents took me to school and I have become an investigative journalist. If Uncle Martin thinks this is so bad, he can go to court. Whatever his issues are, let him go to court, we will meet him squarely,"
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