Captain (Rtd) Nkrabeah Effah Dartey has made a strong case against popular investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas stating that though he is widely touted as an anti-corruption campaigner, he himself is “corrupt”.
The former Member of Parliament for Berekum insists he has empirical evidence that the Tiger Eye PI investigator took inducement to take out one of the judges out of his documentary that shook the foundations of Ghana’s judiciary a few years ago.
“I’m reliably informed that Anas was compromised in the famous judges’ corruption scandal in 2015.
“He (Anas) let one of the judges off the hook because he granted bail to his relative; ask him to come out to defend himself on this allegation,” Mr. Dartey dared Anas on Okay FM on Tuesday.
In that documentary, 34 judges at the country’s High Courts, the Circuit and District Courts were captured on camera allegedly taking bribes from litigants whose cases come before them.
The legal luminary further challenged the modus operandi and legitimacy of Anas’ previous documentaries that have implicated government appointees and politicians in the country over the years.
On that score, he argued that it is unlawful for Anas to appear before a trial judge in “kaakaamotobi”, to wit, concealed his face under the guise of protecting himself.
“Under the natural law, if you have a case against someone, it is only fair the case is brought to the open court, where the accused is made to know who is accusing him or her before witnesses during proceedings.
“Now that he has disguised himself – how do we know who he is? I must know who is accusing me,” he argued, stressing that his methodology is “outdated” and “archaic”.
Mr. Effah Dartey is of the opinion that Anas’ exposés cannot be used as a basis to brand people corrupt.
“How can he approach people, woo them to fall for his tricks, then extracts information from them and twist it to come out with an expose. Sometimes, he even put words in their mouths while he secretly records them. What do you mean? It is unacceptable and unfair!” he fumed.
He observed that the anti-corruption campaigner himself has been compromised many times while doing his so called exposes.
He added that if he were to be with the GFA, he would place an injunction on the journalist’s latest exposé.
Anas’ latest expose, dubbed, Number 12” is set to premier at the international conference centre on 6th and 7th, the CCB auditorium in Kumasi on 9th and 10th, in Tamale on 13th and in Takoradi on 16th all in June, 2018.