Three judges cited in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ exposé on judicial corruption have been acquitted and discharged in the charges brought against them, on the basis of mistaken identity.
The three, Justice Frank Ashietey Addo , Justice Kaakyire Atta Owusu and Justice Kofi Ahiabor were cleared by the 5-member committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the latest scandal to hit Ghana’s judiciary.
The accused judges contended that, they have never been to the venues Anas’ exposé associated them to in the video.
Justice Frank Ashietey Addo for example is currently in Prestia but the corruption video indicated he took bribe in Kasoa a place where he has never been stationed.
A total of 34 judges and about 180 workers of the judicial sector have been cited for corruption in a two-year long exposé on corruption in the judiciary.
The revelation has compelled the Judicial Council to suspend 22 high court judges and put 12 under investigations.
The documentary is set to premiere on September 22 but a group of judges are already in court seeking to block the public broadcast of the video.