One of the judges captured on tape allegedly receiving bribe in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas expose, Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo, has sued Tiger Eye PI.
Also joined to the suit are the Chief Justice and the Attorney-General.
Justice Addo, in a 32-point suit filed at the High Court on Monday, November 16, argued that Tiger Eye PI was an unregistered company which had illegally procured audio-visual recordings intended to prove that he had received a bribe.
He is among other reliefs, seeking a declaration that the first Defendant (Tiger Eye PI) has no capacity to file a petition for his removal; is not a registered entity and therefore, has no legal personality; and that the audio visual recordings and the transcripts were fraudulently and unlawfully obtained and constituted an entrapment, which is intolerable in law.
The suit comes on the heels of allegations by former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Martin Amidu that the investigative firm is unregistered and doing the bidding of the government, an allegation the President has denied.
According to the plaintiff, the audio visual recordings and the transcripts thereof constituted a breach and transgresses all rules of justice, fair play and equity, adding that the allegations contained in the audio visual recordings and the transcripts thereof, remain unproven and did not amount to proof of the commission of any crime, and that the public screening of the audio visual recordings and the transcripts was to prejudice the case.
Justice Ayisi Addo also wants the court to declare that any purported immunity granted by the Attorney-General to Tiger Eye, its Chief Executive Officer, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, its privies, agents and assigns was unlawful and of no effect; the confidentiality attached to impeachment proceedings of Justices of the Superior Court had been breached and that Tiger Eye is not a whistle blower under the definition of the law.
The judge also wants a declaration that Tiger Eye’s act of secretly recording him constitutes a violation of his right to privacy; that Tiger Eye PI carefully and maliciously pieced together the audio visual to incriminate him.
He also seeking a declaration that the Chief Justice, acting in her administrative capacity under Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution, is not a court of competent jurisdiction, and that acting in her administrative capacity under Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution cannot make a prima facie finding of bribery and corruption against him, contrary to Section 244 of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, (1960), Act 29 and Rule 2 of the CCJMG.
Justice Ayisi is also asking for a declaration that the Chief Justice breached the principle of audi alteram partem, that the purported suspension of him by the President on account of the prima facie findings made by the Chief Justice is null and void; and an order to revoke the suspension on account of the prima facie findings made by Chief Justice.
He also wants an order to restrain Chief Justice her privies, agents and assigns from publishing the contents of the audio visual recordings; restrain her from relying on the contents of the illegally or unlawfully procured audio visual recordings, and a perpetual injunction restraining Tiger Eye, its privies and assigns from carrying out any public screening of the said illegally and unlawfully procured audio visual recordings.