We love to sue Anas because…- Lawyer speaks out

Counsel for three of the High Court Judges cited in the judicial scandal has explained that the judges keep filing lawsuits against Anas because it is the only way to react to allegations leveled against them.

Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo, speaking on an Accra-based Citi FM added “The judges are in a very vulnerable position; it is against their code of conduct to speak on air”.

Justices Paul Uuter Dery, Mustapha Habib Logoh and Gilbert Ayisi Addo are among 12 High Court Judges cited in a judicial bribery scandal by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.

The 12 High Court Judges and 22 Lower Court Judges were caught on tape allegedly receiving money, goats and other commodities to pervert justice.

Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood set up two different committees to investigate the High Court Judges and the Lower Court Judges, respectively.

Seven of the High Court judges were suspended while two are on retirement and one, acquitted and discharged. Some are in court challenging the legality of the video which has formed the basis for the committees’ investigations.

Some, including former Attorney General Martin Amidu, have questioned the integrity of Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.

There have been about five law suits by some of the affected judges against Anas and his team despite the CJ’s actions

The most recent one was filed by Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo through his lawyer.

He added the Chief Justice and the Attorney-General to the suit, seeking about 32 reliefs from the High Court.

His lawyer hinted that another lawsuit might be filed because according to him, Justice Ayisi Addo sacked the team that went to his house to bribe him yet he is being accused of collecting bribe.

“If you watch the video, you will see that Justice Ayisi drove the guys out of his house and the audience who watched it at the Conference Centre clapped…but listen to the comments that followed that,” he stated.

Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo believes most of the accused judges are innocent and in his prescription “all that the judges have to do is to go to court”.

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