- A court has called for affidavits with respect to Number 12, an investigative documentary released by Tiger Eye PI.
- Per the latest directive, Tiger Eye PI's team members do not necessarily have to show up in court
- The judge ruled that they can make their submissions through their lawyers
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that a human rights court has ruled that lawyers can represent investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and his Tiger Eye team in court.
According to a report by Ghanaweb.com, His Lordship Justice Nicholas Abodakpi argued their lawyers can present affidavits on their behalf.
This came after the former Ghana Football Association communications director, Saanie Daara, went to court with regard to the Number 12 documentary.
Lawyers for Daara pleaded with the court to allow his lawyers to cross examine the lawyer for the respondents, who swore to the witness statement.
The court said it had taken judicial notice of the fact that a member of Tiger Eye PI has been killed, and that by the nature of human rights court procedure, this case will be fought primarily on affidavits
In Daara's view, Number 12, which was a documentary released by Tiger Eye PI to reveal acts of corruption in football in Ghana, is a “crude work with a pre-determined agenda.”
He subsequently slapped Anas with two lawsuits - the first one being the enforcement of his human rights while the second is a $6m defamation of character legal action.
Lawyer for Daara, Dominic Ayine, argued that the ploy by Anas and his Tiger Eye team, ‘offends the hearsay rule under the Evidence Act 1975 (NRCD 323)’.
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