Lawyer, Yaw Oppong, doubts Amidu claims on Anas’ judicial investigation

A legal practitioner, Yaw Oppong, says if indeed investigations by Anas Aremeyaw Anas-led Tiger Eye PI were commissioned by government, then it had a weak foundation.

Yaw Oppong says although it is possible for government to commission such an investigation to check corruption, reasons provided by former Attorney General Martin Amidu to back claims that there was collaboration between government and Tiger Eye are weak.

“If indeed this investigation was started by government then the foundation would have been a very weak one, one that is built on sand. If it was because of a perceived mistrust from the Executive against the Judiciary then any investigation that will be founded on it or premised on it will not have the good faith as the foundation,” Yaw Oppong surmised.

Mr Yaw Oppong was speaking Monday on current affairs programme PM Express on the Joy News Channel (Multi TV).

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has alleged that the Presidency commissioned Anas Aremeyaw Anas-led private investigative company Tiger Eye PI to investigate perceived corruption in the three arms of government – Judiciary, Legislature and the Executive.

Martin Amidu, who has come to be known as the citizen vigilante said the John Mahama-led administration in concert with Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI has unveiled corruption in the judiciary to the public, but decided to hide similar, if not worse corrupt activities at the Legislature and the Executive from the public.

Martin Amidu stated in an article published Monday that he is nauseated by “the whole judicial corruption scandal as a not-for profit anti-corruption crusader is the posture of the Government through the President and the Attorney General in using the results of its commissioned undercover investigations to detract attention from the Gargantuan political corruption that has engulfed not only the Government but the Legislature as well.”

His article was titled “The Ghanaian sense of justice: corrupt judges removed, corrupt attorneys rewarded and corrupt politicians protected”.

However, government officials and key figures working with Tiger PI have condemned Martin Amidu on his allegations.

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper Kweku Baako Jnr and Anas Aremeyaw Anas insist the latest corruption exposé by Tiger Eye PI was without government involvement.

Both Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Martin Amidu are two of Ghana’s renowned anti-graft campainers.

Yaw Oppong thinks Martin Amidu may have erred in his claims.

“We are human, subject to human frailty. It’s possible that [Martin Amidu] may be perceiving or combining two [different] things at the same time,” Yaw Oppong told show host Nana Ansah Kwao IV.

He said perhaps with the fierce rejection of the claims by Tiger Eye and government Mr Amidu would “put bits and pieces together and get the puzzle together and say perhaps I may have mistaken.”

Yaw Oppong said Mr Amidu’s confidence could be because perhaps government started a process to commission the investigation, but it was truncated.

Meanwhile, Martin Amidu has said he will begin a sequel of facts publication to prove his claims.

Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | George Nyavor | [email protected]


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