Court sitting clashes with Anas video premiere
A justice of the Court of Appeal, sitting as an additional High Court judge, will on Tuesday, September 22 begin to sit on all cases filed so far in respect to the bribery scandal, the judicial service has confirmed.
It is the same date on which ‘Ghana in the Eyes of God – Epic of Injustice’, the investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye which “exposed” 34 judges who were allegedly negotiating with agents including court clerks and police prosecutors to free suspects in robbery and murder cases is scheduled to be premiered at the Accra International Conference Centre.
A statement from the service available to Pulse.com.gh stated that the service has been able to identify eighty (80) court staff who were alleged to have been involved in the acts of corruption. It also added that the names and photographs of fifteen (15) people from various institutions [Police Service, Prisons Service and the Attorney-General’s Department] who are alleged to have been involved in the bribery scandal will be released to their respective institutions.
It however stated that “two individuals have been identified as Private ‘Ball Contractors’”.
The five-member body hearing impeachment petition filed by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas against thirty-four (34) judges in Ghana has suspended its sitting because of multiple legal actions brought against it by some of the judges cited in the Anas video.
Meanwhile, one of the indicted judges, Justice Paul Uuter Dery, after suing the producers of the video, has filed another suit to stop the premiering of the video at the Accra International Conference Centre.
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