Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas will today appear before the committee investigating the alleged corruption scandal exposed in his two-year-long investigations into Ghana’s judiciary.
He is expected to be cross-examined by the lower court judges implicated in the three-hour video that provides evidence against judges who allegedly took bribes in order to pervert justice.
About 180 officials of the Judicial Service including 34 judges have been caught on camera taking bribes in the form of money, sex and goats to either free or lessen sentences of suspects before their courts.
Twelve high court judges are currently under investigations and were expected to file their written responses to the petition by close of Monday, September 14, while 22 lower court judges have been suspended pending the final determination of the case against them by a five-member committee set up by the Chief Justice, Georgina Wood.
Fourteen of the lower court judges cited in the corruption scandal are currently in court seeking a declaration that the committee hearing is illegal and null.
Meanwhile, Justice Paul Dery, one of 12 High Court judges caught on video allegedly receiving bribes to compromise on a case, has filed a writ at the Accra Fast Track High court suing investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, his team, the Attorney General and the Chief Justice. He is seeking a total of 17 reliefs.
Key among them being, “A declaration that the 1st Defendant (Tiger Eye PI) obtained the contents of the audio-visual recording unlawfully.”
Justice Dery is the first among the implicated judges to have formally taken a legal action against against Anas.