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President John Dramani Mahama has denied his government’s involvement in the judicial exposé carried out by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Former Attorney-General Martin Amidu had accused government of sponsoring Anas to uncover corruption in the judiciary.“…The undercover investigation that led to the judicial corruption exposé was commissioned by the Government of Ghana and has its genesis in the acrimonious relationship between the Government and the Judiciary on the assumption of power in 2009 by the Government and the constant demand by the Judiciary for proof of judicial corruption from Government and its associates,” he added.

But speaking at a rally in Tamale, President Mahama said government had no hand in the judicial exposé.

“I didn’t want to wade into this because, Martin Amidu is somebody I respect very much. He is my elder brother and I will never enter into any altercation with him. I just want to put on record that government did not sponsor Anas in the investigation he did, I want that to go on record.”

 

He explained that “it is true that government has sponsored some of Anas’ work. When he did the work with customs, president Mills asked him to do it. When he did the work with COCOBOD, it was the Minister of Finance, Mr. Duffuor who asked him to do it.”

“This work with the judiciary, we had nothing to do with it. Government did not finance it nor sponsor it,” he added.

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