GJA sued for crowning Anas best journalist
Two high Court Judges, Paul Uuter Dery and Mustapha Habib Loggo, have sued the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) for adjudging investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas as the best journalist of the year award.
The judges claimed that the conduct of GJA in awarding Anas Aremeyaw Anas amounts to contempt of the Court considering the fact that there is a pending case involving the journalist at the Supreme Court and the High Court over the subject matter of the exposé on alleged bribery and corruption in the judiciary.
They are seeking among other things for the Court to nullify the award and also an order directed at GJA to withdraw the award from the investigative journalist.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas was crowned the overall best journalist of the year at it 21st awards ceremony held in Accra.
Below are reliefs being sought by Justices Dery and Habib Loggo:
A declaration that the conduct Ghana Journalist Association on 27th August 2016 by which the GJA at its 21st award ceremony gave the overall best journalist 2015 award to Anas Aremeyaw Anas for his exposé on so called judicial bribery and corruption when cases are pending in the Supreme Court and the high court over the subject matter of the exposé of judicial bribery and corruption amounts to contempt of court pursuant to clause 12 of Article 19 and clause 2 of Article 126 of the 1992 constitution.
An order nullifying the award pursuant to clause 2 of article 1 of the 1992 constitution.
An order directed at the Ghana Journalist Association to withdraw the award from Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
An order pursuing the executive committee members of the Ghana Journalist Association for contempt of court.
Source: Ghana | TheCitizensGhana.com | Senanu Nyadroh