StarrFMonline.com can confirm that the Judicial Council and the Chief Justice have refused to accept the resignation letter of Justice John Ajet-Nassam, one of the judges cited in the latest corruption expose’ in Ghana’s judiciary by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Justice Ajet-Nassam, has however, handed in his official vehicles and other state equipment with him.
It is unclear the basis for the rejection of his resignation by the CJ and the Judicial Council.
Meanwhile, StarrFMonline.com has learnt that many of the judges who have been implicated in the scandal have fallen ill.
One Justice Obimpeh is currently on admission at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra while another accused, Justice Charles Quist, has reportedly suffered mild stroke since news of the scandal started making rounds.
A total of thirty-four judges face impeachment in the coming weeks as the exposé about to hit Ghana entangles them in the damning corruption scandal.
The high profile judges including, Justice John Ajet-Nassam, a High Court Judge, who freed Alfred Agbesi Woyome in the controversial Gh¢51 million judgment debt scandal, have been videotaped and audio recorded in separate conversations with suspects or persons acting as agents of suspects before them to compromise big cases.
The over two years painstaking investigations by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas of which StarrFMonline.com will partner the premiere will be released in full in the coming weeks.
In what has already been described as the “biggest scandal ever to hit Ghana’s judicial service,” Anas has served notice the video and other hardcore evidence will shake the “democratic foundation of Ghana.”
A trailer of the incriminatory video which is on starrFMonline.com this week, shows money changing hands as one could hear the judges including, a Human Rights Court judge Kofi Essel Mensah, Charles Quist (a High Court Judge) allegedly making demands to throw away cases which include robbery, murder and corruption among others.
“What if I release him (armed robbery suspect) on Friday and I don’t see you again?” Quist was heard on tape allegedly quizzing someone.
“Oh I will get him off. I will get him off the hook on Friday but everything will depend on you,” he stressed in the conversation.
Did Justices Mensah, Quist, Ajet-Nassam and the 31 other judges eventually succumb to the inducement to free their suspects?
Watch this space and look out for the video on starrfmonline.com.