The High Court in Accra has ordered the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong to furnish the court with the name of the judge who he claims confided in him that judges are afraid of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Ken Agyepong, who is the subject matter of a GHc25 million defamation suit from Anas Aremeyaw Anas had told the Court in Accra that, due to intimidation from Anas, judges fear him.
Under further cross-examination from lawyers of Anas, led by Odei Kow, the MP said two judges confided in him including one who was on the panel who investigated Anas’ Judicial Service expose’ and later rose to the Supreme Court.
The said Supreme Court judge according to Ken Agyepong has since passed on to eternity and cannot mention his name.
But for the other judge, according to Ken Agyepong who presides at a court at Ejisu/Efigyase, came to his TV station to confide in him.
The order of the Court came after Ken Agyepong had said, he does not have the name of the said judge in his memory but when given time he can produce the name to the court.
Lawyers of Anas as part of their Cross-Examination of Ken Agyepong asked him if he still maintains his accusation against Anas (plaintiff) of intimidating judges.
While responding in the affirmative, Ken Agyepong explained that “I have a judge who came to me at my TV station” and another who admitted that he was part of the panel that investigated the judges.
He added that “because of his (Anas) investigations, some judges…were sacked and this made many of the judges panics.”
Asked to tell the court who the names of these judges he alluded to were, he said the second judge was dead but the first was at Ejisu/Efigyase.
“My lord, if my memory serves me right, I think Ejisu/Afigyase. He came to my TV station and I have the video and he was a judge and the second one who regretted and died rose to the Supreme Court. He was among the panel that investigated the judges so I can’t mention his name,” he said.