General News of Tue, 29 May 201891
Reinstate 34 judges; ‘wicked, evil, corrupt’ Anas set them up – Agyapong
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reinstate all the judges who were fired or interdicted or are being prosecuted for corruption after being caught on camera by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, allegedly taking bribes to warp justice, since, according to him, they were all set up by the journalist.
Thirty-four judges were exposed in the bribery scandal in 2016.
They included 22 magistrates and 12 High Court judges.
About 20 of them have been sacked in connection with the exposé.
Three of the judges, namely, Justice Paul Uter Dery, Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh, and Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo, all of the High Court, have dragged the Republic of Ghana and the Chief Justice to the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) seeking for the enforcement of their human rights which they said have been violated and continue to be violated by the Republic of Ghana.
Speaking about Anas’ modus operandi on Badwam on Accra-based Adom TV on Tuesday, 29 May 2018, Mr Agyapong described Anas as a corrupt journalist who sets up people with the aim to destroy their reputation.
In his opinion, the judges incriminated in the expose’ should be reinstated because they were set up by Anas.
“I call on President Akufo-Addo to reinstate all the judges because the guy [Anas] enticed them. He used two boys, Ahmed and Rahman, to set the judges up. If you set people up, it is not investigative journalism ... and I’ll prove to the whole Ghana that the boy is so corrupt and wicked, evil from the things he has done, bringing institutions that have been built over the years, down for him to be rich.”
“From what I’ve seen and what I know, I’m going to show the pictures… Anas is a thief because if he can set people up in Dubai, take their money and buy tablets, ship them to Ghana and refuse to pay taxes on them, for the wife to sell, you think we are stupid in this country?” he quizzed.
On 6 June 2018, Anas will premier his latest video dubbed ‘Number 12’, which captures corruption at the Ghana Football Association.