Anas’ lawyer suspects mischief in attempts to stop screening of video

Claims that journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is running away from being served with a writ have been debunked by his lawyer as “mischievous”.

Lawyer Kissi Adjabeng said lawyers of the embattled judges have not served Anas any processes even though the journalist personally called them when he read about the matter in court.

Some judges exposed in a video allegedly taking bribes have gone to court to seek an injunction to stop broadcasting of the video.

Lawyer for one of the judges, Paul Dery, told the media the uncover journalist has been playing hard to get with court bailiffs. The bailiffs say they have not been able to serve Anas and his company, Tiger Eye PI with writ of summons contesting the content of the video, plans to air it, the immunity granted Anas from prosecution and an application seeking his incarceration.

But Kissi Adjabeng told Joy News’ Francis Abban on Tuesday that when Anas heard about the court case, he contacted those in court but for “more than a week, nobody has bothered to show up to serve him”.

It is therefore unfortunate, he suggested, for the plaintiffs to peddle falsehood that Anas is being evasive.

The conclusion Anas is evading service “smacks of mischief,” he stressed.

He insisted that the premiering, which the judges are plotting to stop will “go ahead as scheduled”.

The video showing 12 High Court judges, 22 circuit court judges and magistrates as well as court officials and police officers allegedly taking bribes to set free rapists, murderers and armed robbers amongst others would be shown on Tuesday and Wednesday – September 22 and 23.

Meanwhile an application for interlocutory injunction on the public screening of the video by Justice Paul Dery was withdrawn Tuesday morning.

Kissi Adjabeng intimidated that as far as his client is concerned there is “no injunction application before us, we’ve not been served with any process”.

“It is up to them to withdraw,” he said, stressing that there is “no legal block on the premiering of the video.”

Even though the Accra International Conference Centre where the video would be premiered has been served with the writ of summons, Mr. Adjabeng maintained that his client “has a contract with them for the premiering; the place booked and paid for”.

Meanwhile Joy News’ Michaela Anderson’s visit to the venue shows a bustling environment ready for the much-anticipated video on a judicial scandal that has shocked many.


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