One of the patrons at the premiere of the investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas has admonished Ghanaians to return to God for redemption, describing what he watched as worrying.
“It is a reflection of what is really happening in the whole society,” Christian Sese told TV3’s Komla Klutse on Tuesday after watching the exposé on the underhand dealings of some judges and court officials.
The exposé showed at the Accra International Conference Centre despite an application of interlocutory injunction served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ property.
Titled Ghana In the Eyes of God: Epic of Injustice, the three-hour premiere attracted thousands of people from across the country.
Government officials and members of the diplomatic corps as well as politicians and academicians were at the Centre to watch the documentary film.
“This will really awaken us and will try to take us back to God especially because of what is happening now,” Mr Sese said.
Appearing disenchanted by the content of the movie, Mr Sese summed up: “It is worrying”.
Ernest Okyere, who was also one of the first people to watch the much talked about investigative piece, said: “It is really scandalous if justice can only be given to those who pay the highest price”.
He observed that some of the judges live in “very detestable” conditions but that should not be an excuse to pervert justice.
“I don’t think issues that have to do with life and death will be put to whoever pays highest.”
The documentary film – premiered by tigereyepi in partnership with Graphic Communications Group, Starr FM and Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) – is also billed to be shown on Wednesday, September 23.
It has already caused a stir among the Judicial Service as 22 circuit court judges and magistrates have been interdicted while 12 high court judges are standing trial to determine a prima facie case, if any, against them.
Before the premiere a queen mother, Nana Otua Owusua I, told TV3’s Godfred Tanam that she was at the Centre because she has been a victim to injustice in the hands of some of the judges cited in the video.
“This is the time for Ghana to sit up. All my judges have been caught on tape.”