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Opinions of Monday, 12 October 2015

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Open Letter to Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Dear Ghanaian Compatriot,

Peace be unto you in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. Amen. You have made me proud as a Ghanaian by your honest dedication to be of service to humanity, especially to Ghanaians and mother Ghana. Your devotion to serve Ghana through investigations and reportage is unrivalled in the annals of Ghanaian journalism hence every lip mentioning and praising your name – Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

I am on the same wavelength with you about fighting corruption and abuse of power by our elected and appointed leaders who have otherwise decided to mastermind and spearhead unprecedented acts of official corruption. However, you are a way far ahead of me in exposing the officials who are wholly bodily involved, or are wallowing, in gargantuan activities of ruinous corruption.

Mr Anas, be mindful of the fact that if God (Allah) had not given you the wisdom, love and intelligence, you would never be able to do the job you are doing to such an appreciable degree of perfection. The hand of God is upon you. Like those biblical prophets of ancient times, God has appointed you to rescue Ghana and Ghanaians from the abuses of power they are suffering under the hands of their elected and or appointed leaders of all sorts.

From my published write-ups on Ghanaweb, Modernghana and Spyghana, I have been deploring judicial corruption in Ghana. I have at times been compelled to publish scathing views about Chief Justice Mrs Theodora Georgina Wood for failing to crack the whip on the back of wayward judges rather than resigning to bemoaning judicial corruption spearheaded by the judges and the court clerks.

I believe without honest, dynamic and dedicated judges, Ghana will continue to hurtle down that steep path of doom. Judges have the power to pronounce death on a person depending on the gravity of their crime or the situation. Judges have the power to not only strip a rogue President of his immunity but also, to sentence him to a jail term or death. Judges have the power to put wrong things right; the very requirement, aim and objective of their noble law profession. All these can be properly done and achieved if the judges are themselves honest.

Now that some of the Ghanaian judges have proved themselves unimaginably corrupt and untrustworthy, by way of exposure through your selfless dedication to be at the service of Ghanaians, I will only pray that you do not eventually relent and let them get away without infliction of maximum punishment on them. They have to be punished to serve as a lesson to the other judges who are equally corrupt but are yet to be exposed, or to would-be corrupt judges.

I have read that you do not want to disclose anything about the corrupt judges to the international world since this is a local affair. If what I have read is true, how can you say that? We are living in a global world where any extremely adverse occurrence in one country has a ripple effect on others. Do Ghanaians not go and kowtow to the Whites for financial and economic assistance every now and then, after our shameless, dishonest, clueless, incompetent and myopic leaders have insatiably greedily embezzled our public funds? If the whites by moral and international obligations have a duty to assist us in a way or the other, then they have the right to know about these corrupt judges who have not only tarnished the reputation of the local law profession but also, dragged all their colleagues and the image of Ghana through mud.

It is only when these judges decide to be fair, firm and friendly that Ghana can be back on her two feet and be counted as a nation among other responsible and thriving economies of the world. If the judges had lived up to expectation and had been fair, credible men and women of integrity, Ghana will not be in her current financial strait with opportunists who have only come to fill their pockets ruling the nation.

Mr Anas Aremeyaw Anas, you have done a great job. Keep it up. However, bring your findings to the attention of the international world provided that will help get our judges off their despicable corrupt attitudes. As we speak, it has been reported in a London free daily newspaper called the METRO. It is no longer a secret so do not withhold any information from the international journalists, companies or governments who would like to know to what extent Ghanaian judges stink and drip of CORRUPTION; receiving cats, goats, yams, money and, or sex in collusive payment for their unjust services so rendered to free criminals but to jail the innocent.

Now, there is nothing you can do to hide the corrupt nature of the Ghanaian judges from the international world. The cat has already been let out of the bag all for GOOD reasons. Whether the graphic exposure of corruption within the Ghana judiciary will deter foreign companies and individuals from coming to invest in Ghana as it is the view of some corrupt Ghanaians, hence the condemnation of your modus operandi, I will urge you to rather go further with your methods of exposing and fighting institutional corruption in Ghana.

Anas, many a discerning Ghanaian inside and outside Ghana is itching to watch the video. Would it not be fair if you could post it on YouTube portal? Do it to intensify your fight against corruption. When you put it on YouTube, I shall advertise it to get more people to watch it.

No court should be able to stop you from exposing the heightened corruption in Ghana by way of using technicalities of the law against you. Let us use facts and evidence to fight those corrupt judges, lawyers and their agents and assigns that are emerging from nowhere to try to use nonsensical technicalities to coerce you into reneging on your efforts to fight the official corruption in Ghana.

More grease to your elbows, Mr Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the one and only renowned investigative journalist in Ghana, if not in the entire Africa.

Rockson Adofo