Lawyers for embattled High Court judge, Justice Uuter Dery, have withdrawn the injunction application that sought to restrain the public screening of the investigative documentary video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas that exposes alleged acts of corruption in the country’s judiciary.
Reasons were not given for the withdrawal. It is not clear whether the latest move means Anas can go ahead with the premiering of the video titled ‘Ghana in the Eyes of God: Epic of Injustice’, because of a similar application pending against managers of the Accra Conference Centre where the video is scheduled to be shown.
That application is scheduled to be heard by the Court on on Tuesday October 13, 2015. on Tuesday October 13, 2015 on Tuesday October 13, 2015
The video captures some 34 judges engaging in corrupt practices to the shock of many. Justice Derry was praying the court to place an injunction on the public showing of the video on grounds that it will prejudice ongoing investigations into the case by the Judicial Council Disciplinary Committee
According to TV3’s reporter in court, Komla Klutse, the lawyer for the accused judge, Nii Kpakpo Addo said the suit had been withdrawn without further explanation.
Justice Derry had sued Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the Director of Estates and General Services at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Managers of the Accra International Conference Centre and the Attorney General with the hope of preventing the premiering of the video scheduled for today September 22, and tomorrow 23.
Although Anas has given all indications that the premiering would come off as scheduled, the latest concern is whether the venue remains the same since it was also joined in the suit.
The premiering is scheduled for later today at about 4pm.
By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana