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General News Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Judiciary exposé was to restore confidence in court system – Anas

Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas says his 2015 exposé on the Judiciary was mainly to restore confidence in that arm of government.

Following the latest sacking of three of the judges implicated in his probe, he said his work was reaping even more results.

“My work in the judiciary was a quick surgical operation and I did that because I actually admired reputable judges; many of them who are still in the service and I was worried that a few bad nuts would dent the reputation of the great ones,” Anas said on Citi TV’s The Point of View.

That said, Anas said there was still more work to be done in the fight against corruption.

“I did the job to make the judiciary look better and I am glad that a lot of confidence is being restored now. We still ought to push the frontiers.”

The effects of Anas’ probe into the judiciary continue to be felt three years on with President Nana Akufo-Addo firing three High Court judges implicated in acts of corruption this past weekend.

The judges; Mr. Ayisi Addo, Mr. Paul Uuter Dery, and Mr. Mustapha Habib Logoh had been vehemently challenging the corruption claims against them within the three year period.

The three currently have a suit at the ECOWAS Court on March 29 over their suspension from the Judicial Service.

But Anas maintains that the evidence he gathered in his probe is watertight.

“I was consistent that the evidence which I had would stand the test of time… The name of the game is evidence and when you have solid evidence, it cuts across generations.”

In Anas’ 2015 investigative piece, 34 judges were implicated in acts of corruption, 22 lower court judges were dismissed and nine High Court justices were sacked before the recent three.

Over 100 Court administrators were also sacked.

All the implicated persons were captured by Anas in audio and video recordings showing them collecting bribes from litigants to influence court cases.

Source: citinewsroom.com
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