Twenty-one of the 32 judges involved in the recent corruption bust by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas have been sacked by the country’s Chief Justice. They were charged with taking bribes and attempting to subvert justice. Chief Justice Georgina Wood told the press that the 21 judges were found guilty of “violating the constitution.”
She said the decision to fire the judges was taken based on recommendations by committee set up by her office to investigate the matter.
In October, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, known for his undercover investigative work released a video in which 32 High Court judges and circuit court magistrates were seen or heard negotiating bribes in order to change the course of justice.