Police in the Northern Region have confirmed the arrest of one Asuma Adamu, for the alleged kidnapping of a member of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ private investigation company, Tiger Eye PI.
Ishmael Hussein, who is now in the care of the police, was rescued after news of his kidnap got to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Alhassan.
[contextly_sidebar id=”k776WMNWtcOTIcSMe4MDylK1X0FowlP9″]He was picked up from his family house in Tamale Saturday morning.
It is unclear what the motive for the failed kidnap could be. But coming on the heels of the widespread corruption exposed in the judiciary by Anas and his team, there are suggestions one of the implicated judges may have masterminded it.
Confirming the kidnap and the subsequent arrest of the suspect to Citi News, the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, said Ishmael Hussein was coincidentally rescued from a shop belonging to a relative of one of the implicated judges exposed in the undercover investigations.
“One member of the Tiger Eye PI team was kidnapped this morning in Tamale. When we received the information we realized that he was being moved from one location to the other. He was moved within two separate locations apart from the initial place where he was detained. So finally we saw him at a shop belonging to a brother of one of the persons who was implicated in the undercover investigation done by the Tiger Eye PI. We rescued him and he is now in our custody just for his own safety. But one other person who played a role in the kidnap was arrested; his name is Asuma Adamu. We are holding him for kidnapping and other offences”.
Ghana’s judiciary is currently under massive scrutiny as 22 lower court judges who were captured in Anas’ investigative video allegedly taking bribes, are being questioned after their suspension.
Some seven out of 12 High Court judges, who were also implicated, have been suspended by President John Mahama after the Chief Justice established a prima facie case against them.
Over 80 staff of the judicial service and staff of the police, prisons and the Attorney-General’s Department, were also captured on the video and are being investigated.
President Mahama and the Chief Justice have served notice that anyone found culpable after investigations are completed would be prosecuted.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana