After a long silence, the former Attorney-General, Mr Martin ABK Amidu has waded into the judicial corruption scandal and accused government of selectivity in the use of results of the investigations of alleged corruption in the Judiciary and Parliament by the under cover investigative team, led by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
According to the Citizen Vigilante, the president Mahama-led government is collaborating with Anas Aremeyaw Anas (who he described as an anti-corruptionpreneur) to use the ‘judicial corruption exposé’ to divert the attention of the public from the gargantuan political corruption in the executive and the legislature by using the Judiciary as a scapegoat whilst shamefully shielding the corrupt political elite.
According to Mr Amidu, as an Attorney-General in 2011, he was aware of a project commissioned by the late President John Mills to investigate alleged corruption in the judiciary and the legislature, adding that, what he did not know as an Attorney-General was that, the method of exposing corruption in the judiciary and parliament was going to be through the commissioning of covert anti-corruptionpreneurs as government agents.
He disclosed that, the judicial corruption investigations carried out by Tiger Eye PI was commissioned by the late president but unfortunately, the president died before the commissioned exposé could be ready.
According to the anti-corruption crusader, though the results of the corruption investigations in the legislature is ready including the video, the president, John Dramani Mahama and Anas Aremeyaw Anas have conspired to suppress that of parliament by not making it public in order to protect the corrupt legislators and executives whose corrupt practices have been exposed in the said video.
He wondered why a judge who is alleged to have taken a bribe of GH¢ 1000.00 was barred, removed and prosecuted whilst a Chief State Attorney, Neequaye Tetteh who was alleged to have received a cheque of GH¢400.000 through his wife’s bank account in the Woyome case had to be protected and rewarded by transferring him to the Upper West Region to head the Attorney-General’s Department.
Mr Amidu also questioned the immunity granted Anas Aremeyaw Anas under the whistle blowers act since according to him the Tiger Eye PI is a profit making under cover investigative organisation and does not therefore come under the protection of the whistle blowers act.