Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has denied some reports suggesting that he has accused the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood of wrongdoing in the processes leading to the removal of some judges who were implicated in his judicial corruption exposé.
Some media reports on Monday suggested that Anas had pointed out that the Chief Justice erred when she identified Tiger Eye PI as the one who petitioned President John Dramani Mahama to remove 12 High Court judges over the corruption allegations.
He also initiated actions to have 21 of other lower court judges indicted in the exposé also punished.
But speaking to Citi News, Lawyer for Anas, Kissi Agyabeng, denied the said claims explaining that they never indicated anywhere that the Chief Justice erred in her handling of the case.
“Let’s put matters in its right perspective because this matter we are talking about is that, there are allegations that Anas has accused officials of the judiciary of wrongdoing. It is not true at all. We have to be fair to ourselves in the way we report things,” he said.
He argued that there is nowhere in their statement of case where they stated anything like that.
“Nowhere has it been stated that Anas said the Chief Justice made a mistake. We admitted that in all matters, we fully go with candidness and fairness. We admitted that it was printed on the letterhead of Tigereye PI, it is on the watermark of Tigereye PI. By substance, the petitioner has identified himself as Anas Aremeyaw as a citizen of Ghana and his assigns. The Chief Justice took it as Tigereye PI from the letterhead, and is that a mistake? You cannot say that.”
Anas and his Tigereye PI team petitioned the President to remove some judges they captured on video allegedly taking bribes to influence judgment.
20 lower court judges and some High Court judges have since been removed from office following the exposé. The matter is still ongoing as other accused judges are in court to clear themselves of any wrongdoing.
A decision is also yet to be taken on judicial service staff also implicated in the video.