General News of Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Thirty-four Ghanaian judges face impeachment in the coming weeks as an exposé about to hit Ghana entangles them in a damning corruption scandal.
The high profile judges including, Justice John Ajet-Nassam, a High Court Judge, who freed Alfred Agbesi Woyome in the controversial GHC51 million judgment debt scandal, have been videotaped and audio recorded in separate conversations with suspects or persons acting as agents of suspects before them to compromise big cases.
The over six months’ painstaking investigations by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in collaboration with StarrFMonline.com will be released in full in the coming weeks, ahead of a premiere at the Accra International Conference Centre.
In what has already been described as the “biggest scandal ever to hit Ghana’s judicial service,” Anas has served notice the video and other hardcore evidence will shake the “democratic foundation of Ghana.”
A trailer of the incriminatory video which will be released on starrFMonline.com this week, shows money changing hands as one could hear the judges including, a Human Rights Court judge Kofi Essel Mensah, Charles Quist (a High Court Judge) allegedly making demands to throw away cases which include robbery, murder and corruption among others.
“What if I release him (armed robbery suspect) on Friday and I don’t see you again?” Quist was heard on tape allegedly quizzing someone.
“Oh I will get him off. I will get him off the hook on Friday but everything will depend on you,” he stressed in the conversation.
Did Justices Mensah, Quist, Ajet-Nassam and the 31 other judges eventually succumb to the inducement to free their suspects?