Lawyers defending judges and clerks accused of taking bribes to pervert justice are seeking to unmask investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas during cross-examination.
Gary Nimako and Egbert Faibille Jnr say a barefaced Anas who walked boldly into the house of judges with a motive to bribe and capture them on camera cannot appear before the Chief Justice Committee hooded.
The two have made it emphatically clear that they will demand an unmasked Anas Aremeyaw Anas to appear before the committee when it is time for them to cross-examine the investigator on behalf of their clients.
Anas has appeared before the Chief Justice Committee investigating the case of judicial bribery that has left the third estate of the realm on its knees.
He had, in all cases so far, appeared with his face covered and at one time caught journalists and the public guessing who the real Anas was when he appeared in triplicate and hooded.
Journalists admitted it was difficult telling which of the three was Anas.
Discussing the bribery scandal on Newsfile Saturday Gary Nimako, who is defending one of the implicated judges bemoaned what he said is the “hasty” manner in which the whole scandal is being handled.
He said Anas and his boss Kweku Baako are “pontificating as if the content of the video is sacrosanct and unimpeachable.”
“If Anas wants the CJ to do their work why the haste?” he asked adding, “if I were him, having submitted the petition, I will sit back and watch.”
He said a hooded Anas will not be allowed when it is time for him to cross-examine Anas at the CJ Committee.
His opinion on Anas’ hood was vehemently supported by Egbert Faibille who called into the programme.
Faibille said he had defended some clients in the past, clients who had been implicated in one of Anas’ investigative pieces and when it was time for cross-examination in court, the court was cleared and Anas made to come in person without his hood to be cross-examined.
He does not see why that should change in the Chief Justice Committee investigation.
“It is obvious that a human being did the recording. Why is it that when it comes to strict proof we say he should come hooded,” he asked.
He said he will insist on the right thing to be done when it gets to his turn to cross-examine Anas Aremeyaw Anas.