Anas expose' Indicted judges are in a terrible shape – lawyer for accused justices

An investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas has established complicity of some 180 officials of the Judicial Service caught on camera taking bribes and extorting money from litigants.

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The lead council for the 14 justices who have taken an action against the judicial council in the ongoing investigations into the bribery allegations against some 34 judges has said that the media and the general public have been unfair to accused.

READ MORE: > 34 judges cited for corruption

Disguised Anas Aremeyaw Anas play

Disguised Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Speaking on Citi FM’s The Big Issue on Saturday, Charles Kwesi Bentum indicated that judgement has already been pronounced even before the indicted justices are heard.

The situation he said has landed many of the accused in a terrible shape.

READ MORE: > Indicted judges must be punished – GBA

“…The whole world looks at you stand accused. You know as much as I do that the law presumes people in that situation are innocent until proven guilty. What has happened is that, the media has already trialled them in the media courts… Judgement has already been pronounced. They’ve been bashed left-right-middle-centre. In fact, the comments we are hearing is that, ‘these are thieves, our judges are not fit to sit on the bench, and they must be sent to jail’. The comments are so bad and terrible,” he fumed.

“And yet, as we speak now, no single judge has been found culpable. But in the media space, in our homes… they stand as condemned members of the bench. A lot of them [accused judges] are in a terrible shape. I’ve seen some of them weep and I can’t believe my eye seeing a judge in tears…” Mr Bentum added.

An investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas has established complicity of some 180 officials of the Judicial Service caught on camera taking bribes and extorting money from litigants.

Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode play

Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode

Lawyers for the implicated judges have filed a writ at the Fast Track Division of the Accra High Court seeking reliefs to declare the disciplinary proceedings as running contrary to law. They are also seeking that the court declares their suspension “null and void.”

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