A Private Legal Practitioner and a former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Berekum constituency, Lawyer Nkrabeah Effah Dartey, has agreed with the Supreme Court rule that ace investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas should be present in Court without a mask.
Following a statement published on his Twitter page on Tuesday, reacting to the Supreme Court ruling, Cromwell Gray LLP, Counsel for the Tiger Eye PI CEO said, “Anas Aremeyaw Anas agreed to testify in the stead of Ahmed Suale on the condition he will be allowed to do so in-camera or in chambers.”
Speaking with Kwame Nkrumah Tikese on 'Ade Akye Abia' programme on Okay FM, Lawyer Nkrabeah Effah Dartey admitted that even though the job of the investigative Journalist is dangerous, he thinks there is no need for him to continue to hide from the cameras if he is producing accurate and truthful news stories.
Lawyer Nkrabeah Effah Dartey explained that the petition from Anas Aremeyaw Anas cannot be granted by the Court and he agrees with the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has rejected an Accra High Court order for investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, to testify in-camera against Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi for his documentary dubbed ‘Number 12’ which was premiered on 6th June 2018.
According to the ruling, the ace investigative Journalist has to appear in court without his trade mark mask.
In March 2022, during Case Management Conference, the High Court 2, Criminal Division presided over by her ladyship Elfreda Dankyi peremptorily granted an ORAL application by the prosecution for Anas Aremeyaw Anas to give evidence in camera as a prosecution witness in the case of Republic v Kwesi Nyantakyi and Another.
Dissatisfied with the given decision of the High Court 2, Kwesi Nyantakyi through his lead counsel, Thaddeus Sory applied to the Supreme Court for an order of certiorari to quash the dispensation given to Anas Aremeyaw Anas by the High Court.
Source: Gifty Akoto, Peace FM News
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