Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Ameyaw Anas, who's investigative reports have revealed corruption and misappropriation many times over has revealed that he has 72 lawsuits in court due to last year's undercover report on corrupt members of the judiciary.
Speaking at the fifth lecture series of the Central University, Miotso Campus on the them,e: "Communication for Development,” the celebrity journalist confessed that due to the investigative work, ,and subsequent release of his report and video footage of corrupt judges and members of the judiciary, he now 72 lawsuits pending in court against him. He also said that the lawsuits proved to him that his work made an impact and rather encouraged and spurred him on to do more.
“However, after the judiciary scandal, there has been about 72 lawsuits against me, which has challenged me for greater things to happen and the impact of my work is what matters,” says Anas.
Anas expressed his belief that the media must do it's job as the "Fourth Estate of the Realm", by monitoring the other arms of government, saying “We should not just say we are the Fourth Realm without putting our role into practice.”
“Ten years from today if the judiciary gets back to the position it was, all of us must be blamed. If we all keep a constant eye we all will have a problem free or minimized corrupt judiciary,” he said.