His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has said that, the latest judicial scandal has not only affected them but all segments of our society.
He said the Anas’s video has indeed affected all the various arms of government including the media.
‘’This menace affects all segments of our society. The Executive, the legislature, the media, the judiciary, traditional rulers, health facilities and indeed the list is endless’’.
President Mahama indicated that the judges since the video was released, have provoked a lot of debate among the public with the judges been ridiculed even in chop bars, restaurants and food joints.
“The Anas video has provoked all kinds of salacious conversations and discussions both in private and in the media, and our judges regrettably have become the butt of jokes in chop bars and restaurants.”
According to the President, although some judges were captured on camera taking bribes to influence their decision on some cases there were presiding over, there are equally good ones who were outstanding and refused to be compromised, therefore it gives us hope as a country that there are still good judges within the judiciary.
He said ''two things in the present judicial affair give me cause for hope. First, I am positive and I believe that there are many judges with a high sense of integrity and this is borne out again in the same Anas investigation. Anas revealed that in the case of ten justices, he was chased out and threatened with Police arrest”.
The President has also assured the CJ of his support in dealing with the matter.
About 24 of the judges are been investigated for their involvement in an alleged bribery scandal which was captured on camera by the Tiger P.I Team led by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The painstaking investigative piece took the team two years to gather.
The video, Ghana in the Eyes of God; An Epic of Injustice was first premiered on the 22nd and 23rd September, 2015 at the Accra International Conference Centre, the premiere brought together members of the clergy, academia, members of the diplomatic corps and international media.