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GJA Faces Contempt Charges For Crowning Anas Best Journalist Of The Year
 
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29-Aug-2016  
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Counsel for High Court Judge found guilty in the Judicial corruption scandal, Justice Paul Derry has condemned the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) for adjudging ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas best Journalist of the year.

The renowned undercover journalist over the weekend was celebrated for his work, taking home a Hyundai SUV plus a certificate and a plaque as his prize.

His work on the judicial corruption scandal in 2015 which exposed deep seated rot in the arm of government took the nation by surprise even though it is widely known there’s some corruption in the judiciary.

Anas’ Tiger Eye PI team’s investigations captured some 22 lower court judges and 12 High Court judges captured on video, allegedly taking bribes to influence justice.

So far, 20 of the lower court judges have been removed from office including some of their superiors.

But in an interview with Joy News, Justice Derry’s Lawyer Nii Kpakpo Addo, maintained that the GJA acted in contempt of court because the stories that won Anas the prize is still being contested at the Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court of this land has stated that the action of Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger PI are unlawful in respect of showing the said video to the general public is unconstitutional and flies in the face of common sense. Secondly there are ongoing court proceedings and you still go ahead and say you are awarding the person, it is actually in contempt of court. Even if we don’t say anything at all…it is a shame. One of the Judges are taking it up, because if for nothing at all a precedent must be set.”
 
 
 
Source: kasapafmonline.com
 
 

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