Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was at the Accra International Conference Centre last night ahead of the screening of the judicial corruption video today.
Anas inspects Conference Centre ahead of judicial corruption video premiere
In a Facebook post, Anas confirmed that he visited the venue for the premiere, stressing that the screening will come off as scheduled despite attempts to resist it.
Titled ‘Ghana in the Eyes of God – Epic of Injustice’, the piece of investigative work captured more than 30 judges and about 100 court officials allegedly taking bribes.
For the past few days, pressure has mounted on Anas to halt the planned premiering of a damaging video.
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.
The suit is against the Director of Estates and General Services at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Manager of the Accra International Conference Centre and the Attorney General.
Lawyer of the indicted justices has stated that the video was concocted. Charles Kwesi Bentum argues that the video evidence lacks coherence and does not provide enough basis for charging the judges with bribery.
Lawyer for four of the implicated staff of the Judicial Service,
Egbert Faibille after watching the video with his client asked for the public screening of it to be stopped until some important changes are made. He has again argued that screening the video will be prejudicial.
However, some prominent individuals and pressure groups have said that premiering the video is not misplaced. They have wondered how the implicated judges will be able to justify why theirs should not be shown when previous videos that have emerged through Anas’ investigations have been made public.
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