The twenty magistrate suspended by the judicial council have denied allegations of corruption against them
The 22 judges who were suspended by the Judicial Council for their involvement in various acts of bribery and corruption, captured by Anas Aremeyaw Anas are heading to court to place an injunction on the showing of the video to the public.
The 22 made up of District, Magistrate and Circuit court judges want the High Court to place an injunction on the public showing of the video which has been described by many as 'chilling' and 'unbelievable'.
A 5 member panel put together by the Chief Justice and headed by a Supreme Court judge to look into the matter, started its sitting on Thursday September 10, 2015.
The video was shown to the accused judges after which they were given the opportunity to respond.
They have already been asked to submit written responses about the accusation leveled against them and some have consulted their lawyers to help them write the appropriate response, TV3 has reported.
Upon watching the video, the judges some of whom appeared shocked said they would go to the High Court for an injunction to be placed on the public viewing of the 3 hour video scheduled to be shown on September 22, 2015.
Whereas some appeared unperturbed by the video, others were in total shock with facial expressions showing deep ‘remorse’.
Ace investigative journalist, Anas has been granted immunity from prosecution or civil action by the Chief Justice, should any of the accused persons attempt to take him on legally.