Speaking on Adom FM’s Burning Issues Wednesday, legal practitioner and former director of the Ghana Law School (GSL), Dr. Ansah Asare, said he regrets that investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas didn’t include the Supreme Court and Appeals Court in his sting operation, as Asare is certain that corrupt judges also exist in both places.
Anas managed to get 34 high court and lower court judges and over a hundred staffers to implicate themselves in video and audio recordings accepting bribes in exchange for verdicts. Some have resigned, while others are trying to block Anas’ recordings from being made public. The 22 lower court judges have been suspended, and the impeachment process has been started with the 12 high court judges.
Asare believes that while not every member of the judiciary is corrupt, as evidenced by the list of names Anas published of judges who refused to take his bribes and even threatened to throw him in jail, corruption exists on all levels of the judiciary, not just the ones Anas managed to show.