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General News of Wednesday, 14 October 2015


Decorate Anas with highest State award – Minority Leader

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Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has urged the State to honour ace investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas with the highest state award for his exploits in unearthing corruption in the country.

According to him, Anas has undertaken very dangerous and life-threatening assignments to reveal wrongs in the society which most of the time is at the peril of his life.

Speaking on Okay FM, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu emphasized that for Anas’ self-sacrificing activities in search of the good of the country, it is important that the State appreciates his efforts by decorating him with the highest honours.

“Anas has done so much for Ghana, going through all sorts of circumstances some of which are extremely dangerous to his health and sometimes escaping death by a whisker.

You recall the investigations he did at the Psychiatric Hospital where he had to behave like a mad man and had to be injected with drugs for psychiatric patients when he was not one. That was extremely dangerous to his health, but he did that to expose certain wrongs that went on at the hospital. That act was heroic”.

Anas’ private investigative company, Tiger Eye PI, conducted a two-year investigation which produced a 500-hour video depicting 34 judges and magistrates, more than 100 court clerks, seven policemen, five State Attorneys and bail contractors engaging in bribery and extortion.

One court clerk was even caught in a sex act.

One of the High Court judges implicated in the video, Mr Justice Dery, is on the heels of any organisation that attempts to screen the video while 14 circuit court judges have filed a suit seeking to stop disciplinary proceedings instituted by the Judicial Council to investigate the matter.

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