Anas wants two judges arrested

Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, to have two retired justices of the high court investigated and arrested.

Dated Monday, September 28, the petition names the justices as Yaw Ansu Gyeabour and F. K. Opoku.

Anas’ exposé on judicial corruption has led to the Chief Justice setting up an investigative committee to find a prima facie case against sighted and cited officials in a documentary film, which premiered at the Accra International Conference Center on September 22 and 23.

Among the 12 high court judges implicated, justices Ansu Gyeabour and Opoku had retired before the ace journalist petitioned President John Dramani Mahama.

He hints that the retired judges are planning to flee the country as a result of “the ripple effect of the documentary ‘Ghana in the Eyes of God’”.

“I, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in my capacity as a citizen of Ghana, and by profession an investigative journalist and a lawyer, humbly file this petition, requesting for the investigation and arrest of Justice Yaw Ansu Gyeabuor (rtd) and Justice F.K. Opoku (rtd),” Anas stated in his petition, a copy of which has been sent to the Attorney General.

“I have information that the two retired Justices of the High Court may possibly leave the jurisdiction due to the ripple effect of the documentary ‘Ghana in the Eyes of God’”.


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