Ghanaian undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has announced that the cry about corruption at the passport office has come to his attention and that very soon, he would hit the area to name, shame and jail.
According to The Chronicle, Anas said that the passport office would soon see him while addressing an audience at a public lecture themed, Putting The Pieces Together: The Aftermath of The Judiciary Exposé, at the Central University over the week end. His statement was received amid thunderous applause from his listeners.
Anas indicated during the address that, there is gargantuan corruption at the passport office, and that Ghana needs him to be there to unravel the seeming unending corruption, within that part of our economy.
Meanwhile, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has dared Justice Paul Derry to face him before the Panel of Eminent Committee of Judges constituted by the Chief Justice, if he is a man. For Anas, it was unnecessary for Justice Paul Derry, a former High Court judge to run to the International Human Rights’ Court, Abuja, Nigeria, to seek relief, after Ghana’s Chief Justice, Madam Georgina Theodora Wood, had constituted a panel of eminent committee in Ghana to hear his defence.
Justice Derry was among the judges that Anas’ exposé implicated as being corrupt and, therefore, influencing judgement in cases they sat on in their courts. Consequently, he was reported to have prayed the International Human Rights Courts in Abuja to cite the ace journalist for using his profession to invade his privacy and breaching the journalism ethical standards.
Speaking at the Central University’s (CU) annual Public Lecture Series, with the faculty of Communications, at Miotso, Dawhenya, Anas Aremeyaw disclosed that he is being faced with 72 law suits at the moment. He however said, they would not deter him from delving into and exposing the corrupt deeds of public officials.
Anas went on to explain that although he admits to the fact that some of his activities might be breaching the ethics of journalism, he must have to defy certain rules to enable him expose corruption. He said he cannot watch nation wreckers go unexposed if he did not deviate from the academic definition of journalism.
My definition and style for journalism is to name, shame and jail to save the country from the hands of unscrupulous persons, whose core aim is to rob the nation of what it deserves, Anas stated.
The repositories of ethics may have their views but the Ghanaian society differs from theirs, therefore, the need for my style of journalism, he added.
President of CU, Professor Kwesi Yankah, lauded Anas’ efforts of ensuring that corruption was reduced in Ghana’s socio-economic growth. He believed that Ghana would one day, have more of such skilled and brave journalists to uncover more of the rots eating up the Ghanaian society.