SO SAD!!: ASIEDU NKETIA AND MAHAMA EXPOSED BY ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS (VIDEO)
The Justices hold that there is a pending case at the Supreme Court that is challenging the capacity of Anas’s investigative agency among other matters about the exposé and hence GJA’s award constitutes a breach of the Constitution and contempt of the Court.
“The Plaintiffs contend that the Award is meant to endorse and glorify the unconstitutional conduct of the 1st Defendant [Anas] which is inconsistent with or in contravention of the provisions of [Articles 3 (3) (a); 3 (4) (a); 41 (b); and 162 (5)] of the 1992 Constitution and its spirit,” the 12-page suit stated.
The Journalist Association on Saturday, August 27, 2016, settled on Anas Aremeyaw Anas for the second time as winner of the coveted Best Journalist award for his judicial bribery report.
GJA President Afail Money is 3rd Defendant
Anas captured a series of videos that showed High Court and Lower Court judges taking money and other gifts in order to change the course of justice.
The exposé has caused the dismissal of more than 20 judges, while others were suspended. Justices Dery and Logoh and Justice Ayisi Addo are among those suspended. More than 80 Judicial Service staff are also being investigated.
Shortly after the awards ceremony, Counsel for Justice Dery, Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo, raised concerns about GJA's choice of Best Journalist for 2015, explaining that because there is a pending case challenging the capacity of Anas’s investigative agency, it was wrong to honour the investigative journalist for his work.
Anas followed his exposé with a petition to the Chief Justice, Georgina Wood, requesting the removal of the justices, a move that has been met with fierce resistance by the embattled justices.