Many Ghanaians who thronged the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) Tuesday to watch the video on the judicial corruption scandal have expressed shock and disappointment following the revelations in the footage.
The three and half-hour long investigative video produced by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas captures some judges from the different stages of the judiciary structure taking bribes to compromise their judgments on cases before them.
Some patrons who spoke to Starr News said the development is worrying and creates uncertainty in the judicial system.
“I’m shocked that the people we so respect and revere are accepting monies to set criminals free. How cheap can they be, Some of them are taking as low as Ghc800 to decide cases and some even took animals to let loose criminals. It’s so disappointing,” an angry patron lamented.
The AICC was filled to capacity hours after an Accra high court cleared the way for the public viewing following initial attempts by one of the High court judges who was implicated in the video, Justice Paul Derry, to block it.
Meanwhile, Justice Derry is expected to request the Supreme Court to declare the petition filed by Anas for his removal as unlawful.
The Chief Justice has, however, assured of swift sanctions for all staff of the judiciary who have been implicated in the expose’.
Source: Starr Fm