- Dismissed Ghanaian judge has angrily attacked investigative journalist Anas in latest TV interview
- Mr Isaac Kwarteng has called Anas a 'rogue and criminal' investigative journalist in Ghana
A former circuit court judge, Isaac Kwarteng, has also opened fresh corruption allegations against ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
According to the angry judge, he was wrongfully dismissed from the bench due to the activities of "rogue and criminal" Anas.
The former judge, who was part of 34 judges indicted in Tiger Eye PI’s 2015 exposé on corruption in the judicial system, says all evidence gathered against him in his case was questionable.
Sharing his story on Accra-based Net 2 TV, Mr. Isaac Kwarteng who was serving in the Upper West regional capital, Wa, at the time of the exposé, stated that he was dismissed for allegedly taking bribe to grant a 13-year-old boy brought to his court for stealing a motorcycle.
The former court judge who was visibly angry in his conversation, revealed that the court granted the 13-year-old boy bail the same day he was brought before the court, and 9 months before the date quoted by Anas as the supposed date on which he took the bribe.
Mr Kwarteng in his explanation noted that: “by law a child below 16-years is not supposed to be put on remand, so I granted the boy bail the very day he was brought to the court only for Anas to allege 9 months later that he gave me money to grant the bail.”
The former judge in his television interview noted that the video evidence, showed him in a courtroom with certain unidentified persons and some money lying around, but the prosecutor and police officers who were present in the courtroom were missing.
“I don’t know why they are doing that. They are very wicked people. Anas is a rogue, a criminal and corrupt,” he stressed, adding that it is about time such videos are tested to ascertain its authenticity before drawing conclusions “because how can over 10 police officers who were in the courtroom with me be missing in the video,” he said.
Isaac Kwarteng further noted that, it was absurd for a judge who was taking over GH¢6,000 as salary at the time to accept a bribe of just GH¢500, the amount he was accused of taking.
“The video didn’t even show him taking any money, no one was counting money in the video, there was only some money crumpled and lying down so how did they know it was ¢500?" he sadly questioned.
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