Anas video: Kumasi residents cry

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THE MUCH-TALKED about video of some judges and court officials allegedly receiving bribes in the course of duty could not be screened in Kumasi on Friday evening as planned due to a court injunction.

Justice Dery, one of the judges who were captured on the video secretly filmed by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, secured the court injunction on Friday morning.

According to snippets of information reaching DAILY GUIDE, Justice Dery believes the video, already shown in Accra, has dented his image and so he is not happy about any further showing of the video, especially in Kumasi.

The judge was reported to have worked assiduously to secure the injunction from a Kumasi court which debarred the showing of the video in the city for at least ten days from the time the injunction was granted.

Ultimate Radio, a Kumasi-based radio station, and Tiger Eye PI had teamed up to show the video at the plush Golden Tulip Kumasi City Hotel from 4pm to 8pm on Friday.

However, bailiffs, according to information making the rounds in the city, rushed to Ultimate Radioaround 11:25am to serve them the injunction order restraining them from showing the video in the city.

Scores of people had thronged the premises of Ultimate Radio with the intention of procuring tickets to watch the famous video when the bailiffs arrived.

The court officials were said to have also served Golden Tulip the court injunction order.

Golden Tulip and the brains behind the showing of the video therefore decided to suspend the screening of the video due to the court injunction.

Meanwhile, hundreds of residents of Kumasi who did not hear about the court injunction left their homes and workplaces to the Golden Tulip Hotel only to be told that the video would not be shown.

One of such disappointed persons, Nana Gyemibi, who owns a chain of businesses in Kumasi, including hotels and hostels, obviously disappointed at the turn of events, said he was outside Kumasi but decided to travel back to the city just to watch the famous video. He was therefore unhappy that an injunction had been placed on the showing of the video.

Kofi Addae, another prominent businessman, said it was unfortunate that the court order had prevented the people of Kumasi from watching the video, adding that he was hopeful that the video would eventually be screened in Kumasi one day.

Source: Daily Guide

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