Everyone who watched Anas’ video is in contempt – Ndebugri

Every Ghanaian who watched the expository documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas is in ‘collective contempt’ of court; thus according to John Ndebugri, lawyer for some of the accused judges.

According to the lawyer “the showing of the video is in absolute contempt of the High Court of the Republic of Ghana. If I were the lawyers for Justice Derry, I would’ve stationed an equally powerful camera like Anas’ to capture all the people who are going in to the AICC to view. They are all cupable, they are all in contempt of court including the minister and diplomats.”

Thousands including the Attorney General, Justice Emile Short (Former CHRAJ Boss), Ekow Spio Garbrah (Trades Minister) and several other public servants and lawyers turned up to watch the video which was premiered on September 22 and would be repeated on September 23 at the International Conference Center. This follows a string on legal battles over the showing of the video.

On the day of the premiering, one of the implicated judges, Peter Uuter Derry withdrew an injunction he was seeking to prevent Anas from showing it.

That withdrawal meant Anas could go ahead and show the video but it there was another court injunction regarding the venue. Anas and his Tiger Eye PI went ahead to show the video at the same venue as advertised.

In an interview with Accra based Citi Fm, Ndebugri said “I was in court when under some pressure, lawyer for Justice Dery asked on good advice to withdraw his application for an interlocutory injunction against Tigereye PI from airing the video.

“But my information indicated that there was another application for injunction restraining the AICC from airing the video. My instructions are that that application has been duly served on the management of the AICC.

“The management of the AICC who are aware that there is an application pending against the airing of this video and have gone ahead to open its doors and accept people to come and view the video is obviously disrespectful of the court and the judicial process.”

The hearing of the substantive case on the injunction on the Accra International Conference Center would be heard on October 13.

The video blew the cover off some members of the judiciary who had engaged in corrupt practices.


By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana @NewsyMartin

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