Editor-in-chief of the Crusading Guide Newspaper has accused some lawyers suing Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the ongoing judicial scandal of bad faith.
According to Kweku Baako some of these lawyers are pleading with him and Anas to manipulate evidence in favour of their clients, but are in court challenging the same evidence and seeking to jail Anas.
"You don't go out there pleading for four of your clients, pleading for mercy and asking for evidence to be manipulated and then you file a writ seeking to imprison those who are working for the good of the country," Kweku Baako said on Newsfile,Saturday.
"It makes me explode and then i decide that show that thing (video) and face the consequences," Baako stated but was quick to add that he was constrained by the rule of law.
The angry editor-in-chief would not name which of the lawyers are involved in the "hypocritical" conduct but said "sooner than later we will expose that lawyer."
Some lawyers are in court defending judges said to have collected bribes in the biggest corruption scandal to have hit the country's judiciary.
A two-year undercover investigation done by Anas Aremeyaw Anas revealed a damning verdict of some judges trading justice for money, goats and other commodities.
In all, 34 judges, 12 of them with the High Court with the remaining from the inferior courts were captured on video taking bribes to change the course of justice.
Over 100 court clerks and other court officials, 15 personnel from the Police, Prisons service and the Attorney Generals Department were also captured on tape collecting bribes.
But some 20 judges were deemed to have been incorruptible.
The scandal has brought the judiciary on bended knees with the Chief Justice taking quick measures to salvage the battered image of the third estate of the realm.
Already 22 of the lower court judges involved in the scandal have been suspended, pending investigations, whilst impeachment processes have begun against the 12 High Court judges.
But some of the affected judges are in court with multiple suits against the Chief Justice, Anas, Kweku Baako Jnr and even owners of the Accra International Conference Centre where the captured video is to be shown.
Justice Paul Dery, one of the judges, does not want the video to be shown to the public and has mounted a vehement attempt to stop the publishing of the video.
Kweku Baako Jnr said he respects the rights of the people involved to take all steps possible to clear their names but said the "duplicity" and "hypocrisy" of some of these lawyers defending these judges is unacceptable.
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