Ace Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas whose exposé on judicial corruption continues to make waves, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest two retired judges cited for alleged corrupt practices in their line of duty.
Anas wants Justices Yaw Ansu Gyeabuor and Justice F.K. Opoku arrested since by virtue of their retirement, they will not come under ongoing impeachement processes instituted against the High Court judges cited in the bribery scandal for allegedly receiving bribes to free suspects whose cases were before them.
A petition dated September 28, 2015, signed by Anas, addressed to the IGP and copied to the Attorney-General, said “I, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in my capacity as a citizen of Ghana, and by profession an investigative journalist and a lawyer, humbly file this petition, requesting for the investigation and arrest of Justice Yaw Ansu Gyeabuor (rtd) and Justice F.K. Opoku ( rtd)”.
Anas contends that he has intelligence that the two judges are planning to abscond and therefore the police should move in swiftly to apprehend them, “I have information that the two retired Justices of the High Court may possibly leave the jurisdiction due to the ripple effect of the documentary ‘Ghana in the Eyes of God'”.
The documentary on the two-year-long investigations on corruption in the judiciary has been met with a barrage of legal suits trying to prevent its public screening.
Despite the suit against its premiere in Accra, the documentary was aired and patrons were shocked at the revelations in the video.
However, a similar public screening in Kumasi was blocked on Friday by Justice Paul Dery — the same judge who tried unsuccesfully to stop the Accra premiere — through a writ of interlocutory injunction filed at the Kumasi High Court against Kumasi-based Ultimate Radio, Anas’ Tiger Eye PI and the Golden Tulip Hotel where the video was scheduled to show.