Screening of video on judicial corruption comes off despite attempts to block it

4528727971741_3685626534382Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is set to screen his investigative video that shows judges and some judicial staff taking bribes, despite attempts to block it.

The video on the judicial bribery scandal is expected to be broadcast at the Accra International Conference Centre today, Tuesday September 22 and Wednesday September 23.

Court bailiffs have not been successful at attempts to serve Anas and his company, Tiger Eye PI, with summons contesting the content of the video, plans to air it, the immunity granted him and an application seeking his incarceration.

Lawyers for Justice Paul Dery, one of 12 High Court Judges caught on video allegedly receiving bribe, had filed three separate applications aimed at stopping Anas from screening the video.

They are considering serving the sermons on the investigative journalist and his company through his postal address and on notice boards at the High Court.

Meanwhile, an Accra High Court will today hear an application for interlocutory injunction on hearings of a committee set up to probe corruption charges against 22 lower court judges indicted in the corruption scandal

The indicted judges want the court to declare that the disciplinary proceedings by the Judicial Council against them are contrary to the law and due process.

The committee has suspended sitting to September 25, 2015 because of the lawsuit.

The fourteen judges are also asking the High Court to declare that the panel constituted by the Chief Justice, Georgina Wood, to institute disciplinary proceedings against them has no legal basis and is therefore null and void.

Thirty-four high profile judges are being investigated after they were captured on video allegedly taking bribes.

15 staff of the Attorney General’s Department as well as the police and prisons services have also been implicated.

source: myjoyonline.com