Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Kwaku Baako Jnr, says he is ever prepared to put his life on the line in exchange of that of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a boy he has trained in investigative journalism, to live and continue the good work that he is doing for God and country.
Anas and his Tiger Eye Private Investigation (Tiger Eye PI) firm faces imprisonment if found guilty following a suit that has been brought against them by Justice Paul Uuter Dery, one of the High Court Judges, who was caught allegedly taking bribes in the corruption exposé that has hit the Judiciary.
Justice Derry who is attempting to redeem his image also sued the Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood and the Attorney-General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong.
The High Court Judge is seeking seventeen reliefs from the Fast Track High Court.
The topmost among the reliefs is “a declaration that the first Defendant (Tiger Eye PI) obtained the contents of the audio-visual recording unlawfully”.
The suit had come at a time when some twenty-two Circuit Judges and Magistrates have been suspended by the Judicial Council following the bribery exposee.
Their suspension took effect from Thursday, September 10, 2015.
The action by the Judicial Council follows a petition received by the Chief Justice, Lady Justice Theodora Georgina Wood, from Tiger Eye PI dated August 31, 205.
The petitioner had prayed to the President of the land through the Chief Justice to initiate an impeachment process against 12 High Court Judges as well as 22 Circuit Judges and Magistrates for compromising their positions in their line of duty.
Baako speaking on the suit in an interview with Joy News’ Sampson Lardy Ayenini Saturday said he was shocked by the action taken by Justice Derry and noted that if there was a way to exchange his head for Anas’ life, he was ready for it.
“I wish I was rather … I would take his place. Really, if there was any way possible to do that I will take his place. What is prison – for the good course, for justice, for God and country?” he noted.
The angry Editor-In-Chief nonetheless said he would keep his words to his chest and allow the court processes to take place.