Friday, September 11, 2015

Anas' "Corrupt" Judges deny wrong doing


The 22 lower court judges who have been implicated in the corruption exposé by journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas have mounted a strong defence against the accusations.

Some of the judges who have been suspended said they were not caught taking the money on camera.

This was when some of them appeared before the investigative committee set up by the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode to investigate the matter on Thursday.

The judges who were captured in the video taking bribes to influence judgments, are challenging the evidence and have asked the investigative committee to cross-examine Anas.

Anas’ critics have accused him of using unfair tactics to lure people to fall into a ‘trap,’ which he captures on video as investigative pieces.

Some of the indicted judges tendered their resignation, while others also attempted handing over official vehicles in a bid to avoid embarrassment, but the judicial council rejected their letters.

Anas has also come under pressure from high profile personalities not to make the video public.

A former President of the Ghana Bar Association, Sam Okudzeto is one of such individuals making those calls.

He argued that showing the videos will be unfair especially when investigations into the case have not been completed yet.

The judges will later be made to have a view of their acts on camera.

By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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