The deputy ranking member of the judicial committee of Ghana’s parliament has condemned the undercover investigations by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas into corrupt activities by some individuals and institutions in the country.
Hon. Frank Agyen, who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Effiduase Asorkor in the Asante Region, stated that Anas is running the country down with his investigations.
He questioned if Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a BNI, CID or the National Security for him to be allowed to undertake such investigation.
In an interview with the Accra/London based Rainbow Radio 87.5fm, the judicial committee member expressed his dislike for Anas’ work in Ghana, saying the investigative journalist is being allowed to destroy the country. Hon. Frank Agyen told host Kwame Tutu that the judiciary is an important democratic institution which cannot be allowed to be humiliated by certain individuals.
He expressed worry at how the office of the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode, has so far handled the issue.
He is of the view that the Chief Justice should not have let the expose come public but should have dealt with it secretly.
According to him, the rights of the judges have been trampled upon as they have not yet been given a fair hearing.