Ajet In Town—Says Amidu

Former Attorney General (AG) Martin A.B.K. Amidu has made another sensational claim that popular investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas ‘lied’ about the whereabouts of embattled high court judge, Justice John Ajet-Nasam.

Mr Amidu, who has come to be known as Citizen Vigilante for his anti-corruption exploits, said in a news release yesterday that ‘I read the news on Joy News yesterday, 17 November, 2015 quoting Anas Aremeyaw Anas saying that he knew the whereabouts of Justice Ajet-Nasam. I knew instantly that he was lying big time in the tradition of a covert agent.’

The former AG appears to be on the path of dismantling the investigative piece compiled by Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team which details bribery and corruption in the judiciary; and Justice Ajet-Nasam is one of the judges cited.

He has persistently insisted that the Mahama-led NDC government ‘commissioned’ Anas to investigate the allegation of bribery and corruption, the results of which have sent tongues wagging.

Anas has variously parried Mr Amidu’s claims as false and said he has been working independently to expose rot in the country. But anytime the popular journalist rebuts the claims, the former AG does not appear to let the matter rest.

Ajet In Town
Mr Martin Amidu, who prefers to call Anas ‘the government’s covert agent’, said that the claim of the journalist that the embattled judge had fled the country could not be true.

‘I had intelligence that Justice Nasam was in town and attends church in the glare of members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations on the Spintex Road on Sundays at the time the falsehood gained grounds that he had fled the country.

‘Had the covert government operator, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, agreed to my humble suggestion that we both meet on his announced media interviews at the studios of Citi FM or Joy FM or Starr FM yesterday to put the disagreement and allegations of unconstitutionality and illegality at rest once and for all, I would have pointed out to him and the public on the spot that he was lying about Justice Nasam and denigrating the competence of the police and other security agencies,’ the former AG posited.

Capable Security Agencies
He said, ‘I staked my honour on the fact that the Ghana Police Service, the Bureau of National Investigations, Directorate of Defence Intelligence and other external and internal security and intelligence agencies were more capable and credible, given sufficient funding, to have handled the investigations without the use of a private covert agent like him (Anas).

‘I feel vindicated that the Ghana Police Service has told the whole world that Anas Aremeyaw Anas lived to the real true character of a covert agent and lied big time to the public about Justice Nasam’s whereabouts.

‘I have said and written consistently that the textbook and traditional practice of covert operations is for the Government and its covert agents to deny when caught in their activities. Presidents Nixon and Reagan consistently denied their covert Watergate and Iran-Contra activities until their cover was blown in independent investigations appointed independently of the Government. Ghana needs such an investigation which would make it easy for me to speak in camera without any restraint. No rational being should expect the president or his covert agent, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, to admit to my insider information against them.’

Mr Amidu continued, ‘Anas Aremeyaw Anas has made full admissions and partial admission to my claims against the Government on using him to suppress public attention from political corruption in the true character of a cover agent’s deniability.’

Big Lie
‘My time will come in spite of all his lies and denials yesterday. But this current big lie he has told to the whole world confirms my assertions that covert operators lie to cover their backs even when they know the true facts,’ he claimed.

‘I wish to assure the public that I stand by everything I have said and written; time will and history will absolve me when all this is over. What is the next lie or denial Anas Aremeyaw Anas has? Where is your integrity, accountability and transparency as a real anti-corruption crusader after this gargantuan lie?’ he queried

On Anas and his Tiger Eye PI audio-visuals, Justice Ajet-Nasam is allegedly caught receiving bribes from suspects in exchange for favourable rulings.

He is the same judge who controversially set free supposed NDC financier Alfred Agbesi Woyome after the latter had duped the state to the tune of GH¢51.2 million.

By William Yaw Owusu

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