The latest corruption exposé by investigative journalist Anas Arimeyaw Anas in Ghana’s judiciary, has sent overwhelming anxiety and fear among some of the country’s top judges.
A yet-to-be released video points fingers at very notable judges who have been involved in high profile cases in the country.
A total of 34 judges were caught on camera receiving bribes while others were involved in other corruption-related activities to influence judgment.
According to sources, two of the affected judges have rushed to present their resignation letters and returned their official vehicles in a swift move to avoid the embarrassment ahead of the release of the video.
Their letters have subsequently been rejected.
Meanwhile, since the news broke, the journalist, Anas Armeyaw Anas has been under intense pressure from high profile personalities, who have tried to convince him to abandon the story.
There have been incessant calls from people with political power, religious leaders and families of the affected judges.
In August, Anas in an exclusive interview told Citi News after addressing a forum on the role of investigative journalism in promoting anti-corruption in Ghana, that he was about to release a new story which was guaranteed to “shake the very foundations of the nation’s democracy.”
The world acclaimed journalist has released similar works that exposed massive rot at the Tema port which subsequently got some officials, interdicted, sacked while others were transferred.