Some Ghanaians, who watched the controversial video which captured over 30 judges and more than 80 other judicial service workers allegedly taking bribes, have tagged the implicated Ghanaian judges as “pathetic.”
The much anticipated premiering of the exposé from Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team came off Tuesday night at the International Conference Center despite an application for injunction on the public facility sought by one of the implicated judges.
The video is titled “Ghana in the Eyes of God – Epic of Injustice.”
Scores of Ghanaians including ministers of state and diplomats who viewed it, appeared shocked at the revelations.
[contextly_sidebar id=”ERRRkv2Y2SL2KKwyKfqwPJHG6eLvGsOs”]Some patrons who spoke to Citi News after watching, described the judges captured in the video as “pathetic,” considering that the men considered to be of high integrity were trading justice for “peanut.”
“The whole thing is pathetic; pathetic meaning that we live in a country where justice can be manipulated just like that. They have manipulated the system and if we really want the system to work, then there must be rules and regulations for such abuses,” an obviously surprised Ghanaian told Citi News.
Another patron said “I have been a victim of this kind of thing before so today I feel so vindicated and I feel this is a very great job. May God bless Anas.”
One viewer was rather concerned about the seeming free-for-all access to judges which he said was partly to blame for the inducement.
“I also think that accessibility to our judges must also be looked at strongly. It appears almost everybody has access to them which is quite a bad scene as I saw and it’s not going to be proper if we don’t change things. So if we indeed need a good justice system a lot must be done.”
“I was very shocked because justice was being sold at certain prices and you wonder why they will do this. Judges are supposed to be respected and above a certain level in society and you find them taking peanuts just to sell justice. You wonder why they wouldn’t even do your biddings so you thank them rather than them selling justice for peanuts. I was so shocked honestly with some of the things I saw,” a viewer said.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana