Revealing Truth Causes Chaos

Anas, an incredibly talented investigative Ghanaian journalist, has been able to secretly film at least 34 judges, including high court judges allegedly accepting bribes in return for passing lower sentences or acquitting criminals altogether. The news which broke last month shocked everyone. Many people are calling for the implicated judges to be suspended or dismissed. But I don’t think that will be enough to deter others. Simple dismissal is not the equivalent of miscarriage or abatement of justice. In fact dismissal could mean unlimited freedom for these allegedly corrupt judges. But of course not all judges are corrupt. I know that there are many who are fair in the true sense of the word.

If the evidence Anas has provided is sufficient proof, then I believe the law is supreme and must be applied. The most valuable thing a person has is his freedom and when that is rightfully taken just as it’s done to others, then we can be said to be serious about justice and equitable law enforcement. Keep in mind, that, justice is the prelude to peace. Considering the widespread allegations of corruption and bribery that hits the country every now and then, and now creeping it’s way like a virus into the judiciary, Ghana’s democracy is likely sitting atop a volcano.

In every organized system, revealing or speaking truth creates chaos. But that chaos is needed to completely turn the situation around sooner. To avoid the chaos is to postpone the change.

Very recently, Anas was expected before the judicial investigative committee which resumes work this week but it was reported that three hooded men, dressed almost the same way arrived at the premises of the court leaving onlookers with no clue about which one of them is the real Anas.

Since truth has no place is this fallen world, the best way to present undiluted truth, if one must, is to constantly mutate one’s identity. I believe it’s an excellent thing he did.

The photographs remind me of the Ku Klux Klan but in contrast these guys are clearly aiding Anas and therefore the state in its fight against corruption.

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2 thoughts on “Revealing Truth Causes Chaos

  1. What an interesting way to deal with the situation: having three people dressed alike. I do agree with the comment that revealing truth causes chaos, but the chaos is necessary in order to right wrongs and find a better way to move forward. I am thinking of Edward Snowden, who revealed secret documents that prove the US National Security Agency was spying on people around the world, including US citizens. The country totally flipped out, calling for him to be sentenced to life in prison, but I believe he did the right thing. Citizens need to know what is going on, and decide to approve or disapprove of the procedure. Bribes or criminal sentences or spying…we may choose to continue it, or choose not to. In a democracy we should have that choice. Lying and hiding the facts makes it impossible for citizens to have a say. If Anas’ evidence is found to be legitimate, then he is a hero, not a criminal.

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